Thursday, 12 Septmber 2019 This year’s Scottish Distillers Dinner was held in the Signet Library in Parliament Square Edinburgh which is owned by the Society of Writers to her Majesty’s Signet known as the WS Society – a society of Solicitors. The dinner was once again a record breaking one with one hundred and […]
On Sunday 4th August, the Master and Steward, James Higgins, visited our Army Reserve Unit (A (London Scottish) Company at Pirbright in Surrey. A Company, together with the other Companies of The London Regiment, were on a training weekend at Pirbright to complete their Annual Personal Weapons Test (APWT) ensuring that every member of […]
July is a busy month and there were a number of key events in the month starting with the Innholders’ Dinner in Innholders’ Hall where the Master gave a short history of the Company that is a fellow member of the Cask Group. After all, Inns are where our products were and are sold. The […]
Vintners Hall hosted the 12th annual IWSC/Worshipful Company of Distillers spirits tasting on 30th July, always a popular event in the livery calendar and most unusually not the occurring on the hottest day of the year for the first time in some years. The evening began with whisky and rum masterclasses led by Richard Paterson of Whyte […]
On July 15 The Master received an Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration from the University of Greenwich in recognition of the support he has given to the Business School over the last 7 years. He has been a member of the Advisory Board and has given lectures on marketing and mentored business students and young […]
Our trip to Somerset started with a visit to Thornley Kelham, the famous car restoration company in Cirencester. They specialise in Lancia’s, but had more than 50 other cars in various states of restoration. Thornley Kelham began life in 2009, at that time they were just three, now they employ 35 people and offer many […]
Following the recent activities of our affiliated Frigate HMS Montrose in the Gulf, we thought you would find this exchange of E-mails of interest. To Commander Will King – Commanding Officer HMS Montrose As the Master of the Worshipful Company of Distillers, I am writing to let you know that we are all watching your […]
The Hayman family of Christopher, Karen, James and Miranda welcomed The Master and Wardens and members of the Livery to their new distillery – Hayman’s of London – The Home of English Gin (opened in March 2018) in down town Balham, London SW12 on Thursday 4th July. After a refreshing G&T we sat down and […]
June began with the Court visit to Armagnac in gloriously sunny weather. 47 of us including consorts assembled in Barbotan les Thermes in Gascony – a spa town in the Bas Armagnac region. The visit is the subject of a separate report by PM Watling so I will not dwell on this now except to […]
Court visit to Gascony June 2-6th 2019 The Master has a particular affinity for southern France which naturally led to a Distillers Court visit to Gascony, the country of gastronomy and rural charm and especially the home of the much loved spirit of Armagnac. This area stretching almost from the Pyrenees toward the Massif Central […]
Volunteers are needed to help a working group on planning for a float/participation for Lord Mayor’s Show in November 2020. We are looking for someone with design skills and/or a younger Liverymen to help. Please contact Bryan Burrough via the Clerks’ Office.
Guild Vicar: Canon David Parrott Dear Friend of St Lawrence Jewry, I trust this finds you well. Please find below some exciting news and events that we are hosting in the next few months. We look forward to welcoming you to one of our events COMING UP!! Annual Service Monday 15th July at 4.30pm Join […]
May began with the annual City Debate, the trend of gin being the theme, which was very well attended by Liverymen and people from the City and press. I was pleased to see a number of Masters from other Livery Companies attending. It is an event that has become a key fixture on the City […]
On a beautiful day at the famous race circuit of Brands Hatch, seven intrepid Liverymen with sons and friends arrived to experience some drives of a lifetime. The lineup were five supercars including Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Aston Martins, Audis, BMWs and Nissans. All were at our disposal, three laps in each car, objective; drive as safely […]
The Livery has a very active Golf Society with over 70 members covering the full handicap range. During the season there are four golf days, six matches against other Livery Companies and our Affiliates, and Knock out Competitions in both Scotland and the South. Anybody wishing to play should contact our golf secretary Graham Franklin firstname.lastname@example.org
In March, The Master, Renter Warden (Chris Porter) and IPM’s Bryan Burrough and Richard Watling had a first hand viewing at Future, the brand new facility to be opened by the charity OnSide Youth Zone for young people in Barking & Dagenham in April. Barking and Dagenham Youth Zone joins a network of Youth Zones […]
Accolade Wines has joined the alcoholic sparkling water race, adding another category to its Echo Falls wine brand’s portfolio.
William Grant & Sons hosts charity auction to support drinks industry charities
Irish whiskey bonder The Chapel Gate has launched a range of whiskies crowdsourced during the coronavirus lockdown.