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Aaron Jeewood
12 June 2023
City Food & Drink Lecture 2023

A goodly number of Distillers, led by the Master, attended the City Food & Drink Lecture at the Guildhall on the 15th May. This was the first year that the Distillers have joined with seven food liveries to support the Lecture (which was previously known as the City Food Lecture). At the pre-lecture reception in […]

Aaron Jeewood
12 June 2023
South West Region – Naval Indulgence

On Friday 9th June the South West Region Committee, chaired by Liveryman Chris Nadin, embarked on its second event since its inauguration which was a weekend of Naval indulgence. With our already close links with the Senior Service, it was fitting to spend our weekend in Portsmouth at three events. Meeting at HMNB Portsmouth in […]

Ewan Lacey
7 June 2023
Sir Ivan Menezes

It is with great sadness that we record the news of the sudden illness and premature passing of Sir Ivan Menezes, Chief Executive of Diageo Plc. on Wednesday 7th June. Our thoughts and heartfelt sympathies are with his wife Shibani and their two children. The news is particularly distressing as he was about to retire […]

Aaron Jeewood
6 June 2023
The Distillers’ City Debate 2023

“This House believes the emergence of Whisky as a Private Investment Asset is good for the growth of the wider whisk(e)y market” On June 6th an audience of over 100 Distillers, industry guests and other Livery colleagues convened at London Scottish House in eager anticipation of a debate of the motion “This House believes the emergence of Whisky as […]

Aaron Jeewood
23 May 2023
Court trip to Turin: 7th – 11th May 2023

For the first time since 2019, the Court was treated to a trip abroad by the Master – this time, to the Piedmonte region of northern Italy. We arrived at our sumptuous hotel in the centre of Turin – the NH in Piazza Carlina – on Sunday 7th May and reacquainted in the atrium over […]

Aaron Jeewood
11 May 2023
HMS DIAMOND Coronation Reception – 3rd May 2023

On Wednesday 3rd May we continued our recent period of Royal Navy engagement by attending the First Sea Lord’s Coronation Reception in HMS DIAMOND, moored at Greenwich in London.  As the Guardship for the Coronation, she is the Navy’s focal point for the weekend. A group of very excited gentlemen, led by The Master, mustered […]

Aaron Jeewood
10 May 2023
Scottish Committee Meeting report 9th May 2023

The Scottish Committee travelled to the border’s town of Hawick for their spring meeting earlier this month. Some travelled by car, some by train followed by taxi, for the 50 miles trip from Edinburgh and further afield through stunning rolling green countryside with blue skies and sunshine adding to the vista. Our destination was the […]

Aaron Jeewood
5 May 2023
HMS MONTROSE Decommissioning Ceremony – 17th April 2023

On Monday the 17th April we were honoured to be VIP guests at HMS MONTROSE’s decommissioning ceremony in Portsmouth, to mark the end of her time as an operational warship as she leaves The Fleet.  Thankfully, with better weather than the affiliates’ day the previous week, a team consisting of PM David Raines, PM Allan […]

Aaron Jeewood
4 May 2023
Inaugural Distillers’ Charity Spirited Award

The Spirited Award was donated in 2022 by Immediate Past Master Chris Porter to The Distillers’ Charity. The purpose of the Award is for the Charity’s Trustees to identify an individual each year who has gone above and beyond helping turn the Distillers’ philanthropic aspirations into reality. The winner of the inaugural Distillers’ Charity Spirited […]

Aaron Jeewood
2 May 2023
Livery Dinner – April 2023

On 27th April 2023, members of the Company and their guests gathered for a Court and Livery dinner at Saddlers’ Hall. Having held several functions at this Hall in recent years, it is becoming increasingly familiar – but its splendour and grandeur never fail to impress. At the reception, we were treated to a choice […]

Aaron Jeewood
1 May 2023
The Master’s Charity of the Year 2023 – Salmon Youth Centre

We proudly announce the winner of the inaugural Master’s Charity of the Year where Livery members  have voted to choose the The Salmon Youth Centre, one of three contestants, aligned to The Distillers’ Charity’s mission to transform the lives of young people. The Salmon Youth Centre, which will benefit from this year’s appeal, has been […]

Aaron Jeewood
26 April 2023
MALT Visit to RAF Lossiemouth

We had a most enjoyable day at RAF Lossiemouth for their employer visit. Squadron Leader Chris Beckley OBE BSc greeted us with coffee and briefed us on the day’s itinerary and the necessary “rules.” We were then bussed to the Atlantic hanger, a vast and pristine building large enough to accommodate three Boeing 737s. Group […]

Aaron Jeewood
24 April 2023
English Whisky Guild appoints CEO as industry forecast to possess over £1bn in maturing stock

The English Whisky Guild (EWG) have announced the appointment of Morag Garden as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the EWG – the organisation’s first full-time employee. Morag joins the EWG at a time when the English whisky industry is witnessing both remarkable growth and continued traction with whisky drinkers. With circa 50,000 casks of […]

Aaron Jeewood
19 April 2023
History Luncheon for Apothecaries, Grocers and Distillers

The unveiling of the portraits last year of our founders: Gideon De Laune (Apothecaries) and Sir Theodore de Mayerne (Distillers), was the catalyst for the organising of this event. PM David Sills and Lorne Mackillop representing the Distillers, together with representatives from the Apothecaries and Grocers Livery Companies gathered at a Lunch given by the […]

Aaron Jeewood
19 April 2023
The Master’s Charity of the Year – Silent Auction

The Silent Auction in aid of the inaugural Master’s Charity of the Year is now live We proudly announce the winner of the inaugural Master’s Charity of the Year, The Salmon Youth Centre. The aims of the organisation, voted for by Livery members, are aligned with the mission of The Distillers’ Charity to transform the […]

Aaron Jeewood
13 April 2023
HMS MONTROSE Affiliates’ Day – 13th April 2023

On Thursday the 13th April we were privileged to be invited to HMS MONTROSE’s affiliates day in Portsmouth. Braving the horrendous weather, a team consisting of PM David Raines, Liverymen Simon Collins, Steve Wilson, Jonathan Orr-Ewing, Adam Wallis, Karen Bennett, Michael Infante and David Walker, ably led by IPM Chris Porter, embarked onboard our affiliated […]

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Two Stacks Irish Whiskey unveils new recycled glass bottle
1 December 2023

The new design features branded natural cork stoppers.

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 …
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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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