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Searle_Christopher
21 February 2017
Channel Dash anniversary and a big surprise – Master’s Blog

The Channel Dash 75 Anniversary Our affiliation with 825 Naval Air Squadron at their base in Yeovilton gives us the opportunity to see the Fleet Air Arm and their Lynx (and now Wildcat) helicopters at work. We see many sides of their life, and in a special moment on 9 February with other Distillers, I […]

Searle_Christopher
20 February 2017
Remembering the Channel Dash

It is said that you learn more from failure than success, but there can be a heavy price to pay. The Channel Dash was a hurried attempt to inflict damage on a large flotilla of German capital ships taking the quick route to get from Brest to Danish waters, in a move to protect the […]

Searle_Christopher
15 February 2017
September newsletter from St Lawrence Jewry

Please follow the link to read September’s newsletter from St Lawrence Jewry September newsletter 17 final

Searle_Christopher
13 February 2017
Pikemen and Musketeers – Master’s Blog

Pikemen and Musketeers The Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) is one of those historic and slightly quirky institutions that the City excels in. A regiment, a livery and a club; it has elements of all three. Founded by Henry VIII, its Pikemen and Musketeers provide escorts on formal occasions with their splendid uniforms and formidable weapons. […]

Kim Lyons
1 February 2017
Castel plans entrance into sparkling segment

Courtesy of The Drinks Report Castel Group is to start production of Crémant de Bordeaux for the first time in its history, from its Oenoalliance site. The company is aiming to develop its sparkling segment in the large scale retail sector, which it claims is still modest in comparison to Castel’s other French AOP wines. […]

Kim Lyons
1 February 2017
Hine releases two 1987 vintage cognacs

Courtesy of The Drinks Report Anchor Distilling Company’s cognac brand Hine has released a pair of 1987 vintage cognacs, a Jarnac-matured and an Early-Landed. Hine claims to have initiated the concept of making rarities and vintage cognacs commercially available throughout the world. In each exceptional year, Hine has set aside casks of Grande Champagne eaux-de-vie […]

Searle_Christopher
26 January 2017
Master’s Blog

Welcome to the Master’s column. This is a new initiative as, so far as I know, there has not been an online column since Past Master David Sill’s erudite and entertaining musings from the Master’s chair some years ago. There is so much that the Masters sees and hears that I thought that it might […]

Kim Lyons
18 January 2017
St Lawrence Jewry April 2017 Newsletter

Read about the latest Livery news and events in the April Newsletter. St Lawrence Jewry April 2017 newsletter

Aaron Jeewood
17 January 2017
The City of London Freeman’s Guide: Lord Mayor’s Edition

The City of London Freeman’s Guide is a vital companion to the Freedom of the City of London as it is in modern times. The 3rd or Lord Mayor’s edition adds a cornucopia of new topics, rising to 170 pages, and features a glowing Foreword by the 689th Lord Mayor of London, Alderman Dr Andrew […]

Kim Lyons
13 December 2016
St Lawrence Jewry – December 2016 Newsletter

Read about the latest Livery news and events in our December Newsletter. St Lawrence Jewry December

Kim Lyons
2 December 2016
Meet your new Master

After ten happy years at Bedford School, I left for the City of London Business School for four years study of international marketing. A formative year with Wilkinson Sword and time in Switzerland with Alfred Dunhill fuelled a desire to work abroad and use my languages, which never faded. After graduation in 1971, I moved […]

Kim Lyons
2 December 2016
Installation Dinner

The new Master and his Mistress celebrated his installation at dinner held at Vintners’ Hall, on November 17, after his investiture. The dinner was attended by over 150 Liverymen and their guests. Speeches were made by Liveryman Jonathan Driver, in welcoming the guests, and Sean Roberts, a long standing friend of the Master in reply. […]

Kim Lyons
2 December 2016
A Mansion House Banquet to remember!

The Lord Mayor, Lord Mountevans, and Lady Mountevans graced the Livery with their presence at our annual dinner at The Mansion House on October 7th. All Distillers’ lunches and dinners are memorable affairs, but the Mansion House Dinner is always a strongly supported event. It is a favourite among the Livery as it is an […]

Kim Lyons
16 October 2016
Cotswolds Distillery – Quintessentially English

It often takes an outsider to truly see the things we can so easily take for granted. Dan Szor, founder of the Cotswolds Distillery was born and grew up in bustling New York. He then spent most of his working life in two of Europe’s busiest cities – Paris and London. That’s enough to push […]

Kim Lyons
16 October 2016
Distillers Car Club Visit to WilliamsF1- Wantage Oxon

19 liverymen and guests , including the Masters Elect of the Distillers and the Coachmakers gathered for an excellent 4 course pub lunch in Wantage in anticipation of a select tour of the Williams F1 Factory Tour, their Museum and Trophy Room. They were not disappointed. The message from Williams which is now a listed […]

Kim Lyons
13 October 2016
City Briefing: October 2016

Livery Briefing – October 2016

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Beam Suntory appoints new president, North America
16 April 2024

The spirits company has confirmed the appointment of Carlo Coppola as president of North America

Former head of UK Civil Service selected as next Diageo chair
20 March 2024

Sir John Manzoni, former chief executive of the UK Civil Service, will take over from Javier Ferrán in 2025

Fever-Tree toasts bumper US performance in 2021 – trading update
27 January 2022

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 …
The post Fever-Tree toasts bumper US performance in 2021 – trading update appeared first on Just Drinks.

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 – …
The post Britvic upbeat on 2022 as Omicron fails to dent pre-Christmas growth – trading update appeared first on Just Drinks.

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