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Aaron Jeewood
7 April 2022
Distillers Liverymen and Guests Dine with Lord Mayor at Big Curry Lunch

On Thursday 7th April 2022 at the Guildhall, the Annual ‘Big Curry Lunch’ event was hosted by the present Lord Mayor, our WCD Court Member Vincent Keavney. Sadly, our Master came down with COVID and could not attend, but Lorne Mackillop (Middle Warden) led a team including Karl Bailey (one of our Corporate Sponsored Freeman […]

Aaron Jeewood
5 April 2022
Crown Jeweller inspects naval aviation’s crown jewel

During a visit to Navy Wings at RNAS Yeovilton hosted by the Chief Executive – Liveryman Jock Alexander, the Crown Jeweller, Corporate Freeman Mark Appleby was able to inspect one of the last remaining Fairey Swordfish which was certainly a jewel in the crown of the Fleet Air Arm in WWII. Michael Infante, who is […]

Aaron Jeewood
31 March 2022
The Cotswolds Distillery – Master’s Distillery Visit

The Company received the warmest of welcomes of Liveryman Daniel Szor, his wife Katia and all their team at the wonderful Cotswolds Distillery on Saturday 26th March. Our visit comprised of a tour, tasting and convivial lunch, culminating in a donation of a bottle of their Founders Reserve to my Masters Case for the 350, […]

Aaron Jeewood
30 March 2022
Alice Pearson awarded IBD Bursary

In the traditional world of distilling it is not often that you meet a young person so deeply and enthusiastically committing themselves to this craft. But things are changing, the gin world has changed dramatically over the last ten years and now things are really happening in the new wave of whisky distilling. It is […]

Aaron Jeewood
23 March 2022
DEC Appeal – update

The Master updates the Livery on the progress of the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. Please click the button to display subtitles in the video player for the best experience.

Aaron Jeewood
23 March 2022
Distillers Visit to RAF Lossiemouth

In support of our affiliation with 603 Squadron and the role Reservists play in the military, Liveryman Matt Gammell and Hon Assistant Michael Urquhart were invited to RAF Lossiemouth along with Scottish employers to hear first-hand how Reservists play an important part in the RAF today. It is very much a two-way flow between the […]

Aaron Jeewood
11 March 2022
Distillers’ Charity DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal — NOW CLOSED

UPDATE: 15 June 2022 We are pleased to share the news that members of the Worshipful Company of Distillers helped raise £40,000 for the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. The total was achieved by Livery members helping raise £20,000 for Distillers’ Charity, which was matched 100%, through the Big Give Ukraine Disasters Emergency Appeal. Thank you […]

Aaron Jeewood
8 March 2022
The Distillers’ Charity launches Youth Action Fund

Initial £2.5million raised by Scotch Whisky industry will support youth charities across Scotland An ambitious new charity initiative from the Scotch Whisky industry was launched today (Tuesday 8th March), driven by a commitment to make a positive impact on the lives of young people across Scotland for the long term.Founded by the Distillers’ Charity, the […]

Aaron Jeewood
1 March 2022
Fellow Liveryman Dr. Gordon Steele Shares his Mentoring Experience

I am delighted to share this very compelling and considered video with you. I share it in the hope that it may inspire some of you now, and if not now, in the future, to share the great knowledge, and experience that you have accumulated throughout your careers in our fascinating industry. Last but not […]

Aaron Jeewood
28 February 2022
The Lakes Distillery – Master’s Distillery Visit

What a fabulous day spent in the company of Liveryman Nigel Mills, CEO and co-founder of The Lakes Distillery. This was my third of twelve monthly visits during my year as Master, to celebrate the 350th Anniversary of our Livery and my Master’s Appeal.  It also of courses celebrates the creativity, innovation, and wonderful spirits […]

Aaron Jeewood
25 February 2022
Unexpected Gin Magazine recognition for The Gin Guild’s Nicholas Cook

The highest accolade that Gin Magazine bestows is to induct members into its Hall of Fame. These individuals are drawn from distillers, company owners and writers, all linked in that they have left a lasting mark on the gin industry. It is a permanent tribute to the people whose work in gin is cherished and […]

Aaron Jeewood
17 February 2022
Drinks Ireland Gin Working Group

Director-General Gin Guild Director-General Nicholas Cook spoke at the Irish Gin working group of Drinks Ireland on the 17th of February. Nicholas covered the roles and operational aspects of the Guild, including category enforcement and protection and education and training alongside the networking and related peer-to-peer benefits. Drinks Ireland then launched their Irish Gin strategy […]

Aaron Jeewood
15 February 2022
Scottish Committee – Holyrood Distillery

The Scottish Committee met at Holyrood Distillery on Tuesday 15th February and The Master joined us by zoom. After our deliberations we enjoyed a tour of the distillery with Marc Watson, Distillery and Operations Manager, and sampled some of their various new spirits made with different barley varieties and yeasts and their gin Height of […]

Ewan Lacey
10 February 2022
February Lunch – The Apothecaries’ Hall

What a privilege it was to take lunch in the opulent surroundings of the Apothecaries’ Hall in Blackfriars on a bright day in early February which allowed the dynamic colours of the magnificent stained-glass windows to shine with crystal clarity. The dark panelled walls and richly coloured wallpapers offset the impressive collection of portraits, including […]

Aaron Jeewood
3 February 2022
Worshipful Company of Distillers Trophy – Awarded to 603 Squadron

I am delighted to confirm that on a very cold January evening on the 22nd I attended a training day for 603 Squadron at Redford Barracks in Edinburgh and was finally able to present the belated 2019 Masters Cask bottle to Corporal (now Acting Sergeant) Daniel Blake. The Worshipful Company of Distillers Trophy is awarded […]

Aaron Jeewood
31 January 2022
Jamie Barklem Receives Chief of The General Staff Commendation In 2022 New Year Honours

Liveryman Jamie Barklem has received a Chief of the General Staff Commendation (CGS) in the 2022 New Year Honours List The commendation, awarded by the Chief of the General Staff, is announced as part of the New Year Honours and Awards, and whilst the citations are not made public, the commendation was given in recognition […]

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Fever-Tree toasts bumper US performance in 2021 – trading update
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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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Britvic upbeat on 2022 as Omicron fails to dent pre-Christmas growth – trading update
27 January 2022

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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Two key objectives of @TWCDLondon are to support spirits education & vocational training and charitable causes, especially involving the young. Read here on great progress being made in these areas.
@drinks_trust @futureyz @decappeal #AET #YouthActionFund

Massive thanks to ⁦@gordon_macphail⁩ for hosting me today and your fantastic support to ⁦@TWCDLondon⁩ and our Youth Action Fund. Great hearing too from @ENABLEScotland and how our funding is helping give opportunity to those living with learning disabilities ❤️

News just in that Liveryman and Past Master (1992-1993) @stalbanshockey legend Nigel Strofton represented @EnglandHockey over 80s recently winning 1-0 and 2-1 against The Netherlands. Many congratulations Nigel! Great to learn we have an international sportsman in our Livery!

Fabulous evening @GuildhallLondon last night celebrating 350 years of @TWCDLondon - Great Company in great company!