The Distillers’ Charity hosted its second biennial Distillers One of One Auction, in partnership with Sotheby’s, in the stately Hopetoun House near Edinburgh on Thursday 5 October. Comprising a selection of ultra-rare Scotch whiskies, the 39-lot sale which attracted lively bidding, both in the room and online by collectors from across the globe, brought an […]
Friday September 22nd – Monday September 25th Our trip was truly blessed with fine weather in “Gods Own Country”. On Friday September 22nd, everyone met at The Black Swan in the picturesque market town of Helmsley on the edge of the north Yorkshire moors which was to be our home for our long weekend. In […]
The morning after the Scottish dinner, an intrepid group of four (Messrs Gammell, Mills, Urquhart, and Williamson) held the annual Scottish section golf match at the Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society. Founded in 1761, Bruntsfield is the fourth oldest golf club in the world and a challenging parkland course, with some deep bunkers that can cause […]
The Court and Livery returned to Edinburgh on Thursday 14th September 2023 for a Court meeting in the afternoon followed by the Scottish Dinner in the evening in the splendour of the Signet Library on Parliament Square. This is thought to be the twelfth Scottish Dinner but certainly the sixth to be held at the […]
As your Master, I will be taking part in the annual “Jailed and Bailed” event on 25th September. In that regard, I will be “jailed” in the Tower of London for the following alleged felony: “He used undue influence to coerce 24 Masters and Consorts to attend a Spirit tasting on July 26th at Vintners […]
Joint Distillers and Marketors Livery Panel Event Date: Wednesday 1 November 2023Time: 6.00pm – 9.00pm, HMS President, 72 St Katharine’s Way, London E1W 1UQPrice: £35 with fabulous complimentary drinks and canapés The Masters of the Livery Companies of the Distillers and Marketors invite you to attend a wonderful evening on Wednesday 1 November at HMS […]
Today signals the launch of the Distillers One of One Auction 2023. Here is your opportunity to register to bid in this auction of exceptionally rare and distinctive Scotch whiskies. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Youth Action Fund, which has been created by The Distillers’ Charity with the aim to transform the life […]
The Worshipful Company of Distillers were hosted on board His Majesty’s Ships PUNCHER and DASHER during the Classic Boat Show in St Katharine Dock, London As a gesture of thanks after the WCD provided support at the First Sea Lord’s Coronation Reception off Greenwich in HMS Diamond, the Second Sea Lord’s Cowes Week Reception in […]
In 27°C heat, 23 Livery Masters and their consorts set out from Apothecaries Hall to walk around the City of London. Dressed in full ceremonial gowns and badges, we visited 40 halls, and received hospitality in 5 of them, including a nice lunch in Pewters Hall. We covered 9 miles in total taking 8 hours […]
The Mistress & I were delighted to attend the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo as guests of Honorary Freeman, Air Vice Marshal Ross Paterson. Joining his party at the RAF Salute Taking Day during the Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle. The Distillers’ Company has a proud military affiliation with 603 Squadron at RAF Lossiemouth. We joined a […]
On a humid but mercifully dry evening at the start of August, in the leafy confines of the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, representatives from 17 Livery Companies made up 28 teams taking part in this year’s Inter-Livery Pétanque Tournament. The Vintners’ Company were keen to defend their victory last year and hang on to the coveted […]
On the evening of Wednesday 26 July 2023 – which was uncharacteristically cool for this prestigious annual event – The World Drinks Awards teamed up with the Worshipful Company of Distillers once again to present more than 200 country and world winners from their 2023 awards tasting at Vintners’ Hall. Clearly, word had spread far […]
The Salmon Youth Centre, which will benefit from this year’s Master’s appeal, has been working with young people in Bermondsey for over a hundred years, inspiring them to reach their potential. The Centre welcomes around 500 young people every week, many of whom are disadvantaged, such as care leavers, youth ex-offenders, disabled young people and […]
On Friday 16th June we met at Kinross Golf Club in beautiful sunshine. We agreed the formalities and set off to play Montgomery one of the two courses. The course was in superb condition with beautiful mature tree lined holes framing the greens. The course was superbly laid out with a number of well-placed lateral […]
We are all most proud to share that our Liveryman, Court member and former Lord Mayor of the City of London Vincent Keaveny has been awarded a CBE in the first Birthday Honours List of His Majesty King Charles III. He was given the award for services to Socio-Economic Advancement, to British-Irish relations, and to […]
The Gin Guild has appointed a new Grand Rectifier at its prestigious annual Ginposium, which focused on the sustainability of the gin industry. London’s Desmond Payne MBE, Master Distiller Emeritus at Beefeater, was announced as the new Guild’s new Grand Rectifier, succeeding Lesley Gracie, Master Distiller of Hendrick’s Gin, when he takes up the post […]
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A combination of continued off-premise strength and a returning on-premise have boosted Fever-Tree’s sales for 2021, led by the US. In a trading update today, the mixers company said that sales in the 12 months to the end of December, reached GBP311m (US$416.7m), a 26% increase on 2020. US sales for the year were up …
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Strong at-home consumption has bolstered Britvic’s performance in the closing three months of last year, despite the emergence of the Omicron coronavirus variant. Two months after reporting a near-7% rise in 12-month sales to the end of September, the UK-based soft drinks group today posted sales from fiscal-Q1 – to the end of December – …
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