Whilst the South of the UK experienced something of a heatwave Scotland remained mercifully much cooler but with its fair share of decent weather interspersed by some very heavy rainfall.
As a result of your extraordinary generosity we can report that OurEmergency On-Line Auction closed last night and raised £53,090.THANK-YOU We are absolutely thrilled to share this news with you. This means that with our previous additional donation of £50,000, the Distillers’ Charity has donated over £100,000 to The Drinks Trust since March. This is […]
Thinking of material for “The Masters Blog” is becoming increasingly more difficult as Lock Down continues – as you are all about to witness, if you read further. Looking on the downside, if that’s all we do, only serves to remind one of what a horrible, almost hellish, situation we are all in at the […]
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Like all others in this current environment, A (London Scottish) Company has experienced a huge change as a result of the unprecedented crisis. However, the resilience and adaptability of our soldiers has seen continued Tuesday and Wednesday evening training taking place as usual, through remote channels, with great success. A (London Scottish) Company is at […]
The Drinks Trust Increases Wellness Services to Tackle CV19 Needs and Beyond With the support of industry donors and numerous fundraising efforts within its community, The Drinks Trust has recently completed a round of one-off financial grants to assist just under 2000 of those who face loss of earnings as a result of CV19. The […]
Kent-based Copper Rivet Distillery believes that demand for hand sanitisers will grow exponentially once lockdown has ended…. …and that their stunningly beautiful distillery beside the River Medway in Chatham will continue to produce high quality hand sanitiser alongside its premium spirits. Since March, 60,000 50cl bottles of Russell’s Hand Sanitiser have been despatched. “People might […]
For inspiration on what to include in my blog I normally turn first to my past month’s diary and am always surprised at how quickly time has passed and how many of the things I had already forgotten about. This month’s blog was always going to be a challenge and a glance back at the […]
Dear Liveryman, Further to the recent communication from the Master, I am now informing you of the fundraising initiative being undertaken by the Distillers’ Charity (no 1038763) for The Drinks Trust, formerly The Benevolent, which is experiencing an unprecedented volume of applications for help and assistance. PLEASE ACT NOW BY SUPPORTING OUR ONLINE SPIRITS AUCTION […]
The beginning of March doesn’t seem a month ago. It seems more like a different age on another planet. Although Covid 19 was already beginning to raise it’s ugly head and wreak havoc on our Livery plans (more on that later), it seemed still distant and something that was happening elsewhere in the world. Life […]
Following our recent communication, I want to update you on The Distillers response to the COVID 19 crisis and what you can do to help your Livery and what your Livery can do to help you if needed.
With the support of leading industry businesses, The Drinks Trust has fundraised over £400,000 to date, to support the people of the drinks industry who have been left in financial crisis as a result of COVID-19. Since the beginning of March, demand for our services has increased significantly and many individuals are now in desperate […]
Dear Liveryman, Coronavirus : April Court Meeting & Dinner and Forthcoming Events It is with great regret that I have to advise you that, in view of the escalating Coronavirus situation – and following the Prime Minister’s statement yesterday that people should avoid social gatherings and crowded places wherever possible – we have decided to […]
Michael Broadbent MW, one of the world’s greatest wine trade legends has just passed away at the age of 92. The wine critic, writer and auctioneer died yesterday (17 March) at home. He was a towering and influential figure in the wine trade. Born in Yorkshire in 1927 and with a real talent for drawing, he […]
June 7th – June 16th 2020 The Worshipful Company of Distillers announces an online Whisky Auction The Worshipful Company of Distillers’ online charity auction will be held from June 7th through until June 16 , with all proceeds going to The Drinks Trust’s ‘Your Round’ appeal to support people of the drinks industry who are […]
First up in February was a road and boat trip to Alkmaar in The Netherlands where I had been asked as Master to open the 10th Anniversary of The Hielander Whisky Festival. This whisky festival has raised substantial funds over the years for a local Cancer Hospice/Charity The Praethuys in Alkmaar. Having opened the event […]
Pernod Ricard’s UK unit has lined up the first in a series of limited-edition bottlings from its The Glenlivet single malt Scotch.
New hard seltzer brand Good One to release flavours throughout the seasons
Coca-Cola European Partners has identified Indonesia as the “standout” target in its proposed swoop for Australasian bottler Coca-Cola Amatil.