The Distillers’ Velo Club was informally founded in 2020 with the creation of The Distillers’ 500 charity cycle which took place in September 2020.
On Tuesday 12th October 2021, the Distillers and Vintners came together for the annual Vintage Festival. Unfortunately, the Master Vintners’ husband had tested positive for Covid the previous day, with the result that she had to self-isolate and therefore could not be in attendance. Instead, Edward Berry, the Vintners’ Upper Warden, stood in as Master […]
Wednesday 29th September saw Alderman Vincent Keavney elected as Lord Mayor in Common Hall at the Guildhall making him the 693rd Lord Mayor. In addition to being a proud Liveryman in the Distillers, Vincent’s mother Company is the Solicitors. He is also a Woolman, Spectacle Maker, Stationer, Framework Knitter, Upholder and Security Professional. We wish […]
Earlier this summer, The Distillers’ Charity and Sotheby’s announced a six-year partnership to host three biennial auctions of ultra-rare and unique Scotch whiskies and experiences under the name “The Distillers One of One”. The first Distillers One of One auction – comprising one-off, never-to-be-repeated lots specially created and donated by companies from across the Scotch […]
UPDATE: You can view the lecture here: https://www.distillers.org.uk/2021/10/26/icbd-lecture-video/ We are delighted to confirm that this year’s Distillers ICBD lecture will take place on line on Wed 6th October at 12 noon. This year’s lecture on Suntory Japanese Whiskies will be given by Yushi Noguchi, a Senior Manager at Yamazaki Distillery who works for Shinji Fukuyo […]
After the trials and tribulations of the past two years, it was third time lucky for the Distillers Car Club’s 2021 foray to Champagne. Sadly, our secretary, Nick Car and his wife, Louise, were unable to attend, so Bob Russell and Steve Wilson stepped in to manage the schedule of events for the sixteen participants […]
SCOTCH WHISKY INDUSTRY UNITES TO SUPPORT DISADVANTAGED YOUNG PEOPLE IN SCOTLAND Sotheby’s and The Distillers’ Charity Announce Partnership to Host Three Auctions of Ultra-Rare and Unique Scotch Whisky and Experiences The Distillers’ Charity and Sotheby’s today announce a six-year partnership to host three biennial auctions of ultra-rare and unique Scotch whiskies and experiences under the […]
On 21st July The Master and Liveryman Simon Collins attended the 825 Naval Air Squadron Wings Parade at RNAS Yeovilton in Somerset. 825 NAS is one of our military affiliates and we have a strong relationship with them. The Wings Parade marks the culmination of over 3 years’ training to become qualified Pilots and Observers in the […]
On 8th July 2021, exactly 521 days since we had last convened, the livery was finally reunited for a splendid luncheon at Vintners’ Hall. On arrival at our spiritual home, we were greeted by the familiar, warm faces of the Vintners’ staff – Steve, Ron and Lloyd to name but three – who were evidently […]
Having completed last year’s Distillers’ 500 Scotland to London challenge (albeit as a member of the back-up crew) something, somewhere has convinced me to join our Livery’s nascent cycling group for an equally demanding challenge this year. Following an amazing year under the most challenging of circumstances, having raised over £40,000, the IPM has committed […]
Finally! The Court meets in person for its June meeting and lunch, accompanied by stewards. Masks, fists contact and secured seating did not detract from the pleasure of social contact again for those attending. Zoom calls temporarily forgotten! The meeting commenced with a serving of fino sherry at the table , accompanied by explanatory words […]
(Heritage, Henley and Hofmanns!) The Distillers’ Car Club started its second meeting of 2021 at the Waterfront Café at Benson, adjacent to the Thames on another sunny and hot day (we do not know how Nick does it!). The party comprised 19 club members and partners along with 11 cars ranging from vintage to new. […]
That “The Spirit of Churston” has survived the problems of past years was readily apparent from the frisson of anticipation, mid morning on Monday 24th May, when golfers from both teams met up again in the Churston clubhouse for coffee and bacon rolls. It certainly did not seem that it was eighteen months since our […]
Lockdown can be a long-drawn-out affair, without the usual social gatherings which bring the Livery together. Thankfully, the third of the lockdown trilogy has been punctuated by a series of inspiring virtual distillery visits and spirit tastings. The first, in March, took us to the Hayman’s Distillery, where we were welcomed by Past Master Christopher […]
The Distillers’ Charity is thrilled to announce that the bottle of Karuizawa ‘Five Decades’ 1960-2000, generously donated by The Kyoto Distillery raised £9,800. The Distillers’ Charity owes a huge debt of thanks to Liverymen David Croll and Marcin Miller. The story of how two whisky-obsessed friends grew to love Karuizawa is a fascinating one and […]
Bosham Ahoy When Enzo Ferrari famously said “The fact is I don’t drive just to get from A to B. I enjoy feeling the car’s reactions, becoming part of it”, I am prepared to wager he wasn’t enjoying the feeling as much as we Distillers’ Car Club members were on our recent first post lock-down […]
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