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Donna Bowers
30 June 2020
Blooming Zooming June

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.

Donna Bowers
19 June 2020
Emergency Online Auction Raises £53,090 for The Drinks Trust

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 […]

Donna Bowers
16 June 2020
Reasons to be cheerful?

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 […]

Donna Bowers
16 June 2020
HMS Montrose

Latest newsletter received from our affiliate, HMS Montrose with an update on their current activities. Click on the link to view.

Donna Bowers
3 June 2020
A (LONDON SCOTTISH) COMPANY – UPDATE

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 […]

Donna Bowers
28 May 2020
The Drinks Trust Launches Wellness Services

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 […]

Donna Bowers
18 May 2020
Chancellor visits the distillery to see hand sanitiser production

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 […]

Donna Bowers
10 May 2020
Lockdown, Labradors and Lycra

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 […]

Donna Bowers
17 April 2020
EMERGENCY CHARITY AUCTION APPEAL

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 […]

Donna Bowers
16 April 2020
Master’s Blog – March 2020

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 […]

Donna Bowers
7 April 2020
YOUR LIVERY NEEDS YOU

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.

Donna Bowers
31 March 2020
The Drinks Trust launches COVID-19 Emergency Fund

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 […]

Donna Bowers
20 March 2020
Coronavirus : April Court Meeting & Dinner and Forthcoming Events

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 […]

Donna Bowers
20 March 2020
Michael Broadbent MW

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 […]

Donna Bowers
19 March 2020
EMERGENCY CHARITY AUCTION APPEAL

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 […]

Donna Bowers
9 March 2020
Master’s Blog – February 2020

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 […]

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Industry News

Pernod Ricard’s The Glenlivet 12 Year Old Illicit Still – Product Launch
27 October 2020

Pernod Ricard’s UK unit has lined up the first in a series of limited-edition bottlings from its The Glenlivet single malt Scotch.

London brand Good One joins growing UK hard seltzer market
27 October 2020

New hard seltzer brand Good One to release flavours throughout the seasons

Coca-Cola European Partners eyes Indonesia with US$6.6bn Coca-Cola Amatil bid
26 October 2020

Coca-Cola European Partners has identified Indonesia as the “standout” target in its proposed swoop for Australasian bottler Coca-Cola Amatil.

All-natural agave spirit Rosaluna launches in US
7 October 2020

All-natural agave spirit Rosaluna launches in US

DISTILLERS ON TWITTER

MEET WITH THE MASTER: NOW AVAILABLE ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL

Clive Bairsto, our Development Director sat down to find out the Masters views on the past year and what the future has in store for fellow liverymen

View the full conversation at https://youtu.be/F1qX7BLn0ek

#meetthemaster

We are delighted that one of our Liverymen, Commodore James Parkin has been honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List where Her Majesty has appointed him as a Commander of the Military Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE). Congratulations James!

It’s been 4 weeks since the #Distillers500 Masters Charity Bike Ride from Scotland to London, raising money for @futureyz and @LMAppeal

Watch this amazing journey and interviews now on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/MnIOsquR4FY

#distillers500 #citygivingday #charity #CGD

The Distillers 500 charity bike ride is complete! Welcomed to London by The Lord Mayor, our Master Kenny Mackay, presented a cheque for £20k to @LMAppeal @futureyz #distillers500 #twcdlondon #fundraiser #bikeride #futureyouthzone #thelordmayorsappeal #citygivingday #CGD #GoRed