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Aaron Jeewood
15 September 2023
Tequila in the Spotlight: 2024

Joint Distillers and Marketors Livery Panel Event Date: Wednesday 1 November 2023Time: 6.00pm – 9.00pm, HMS President, 72 St Katharine’s Way, London E1W 1UQPrice: £35 with fabulous complimentary drinks and canapés The Masters of the Livery Companies of the Distillers and Marketors invite you to attend a wonderful evening on Wednesday 1 November at HMS […]

Aaron Jeewood
14 September 2023
Distillers One of One Auction 2023 – Official Launch

Today signals the launch of the Distillers One of One Auction 2023. Here is your opportunity to register to bid in this auction of exceptionally rare and distinctive Scotch whiskies. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Youth Action Fund, which has been created by The Distillers’ Charity with the aim to transform the life […]

Aaron Jeewood
13 September 2023
THE Classic Boat Show 2023

The Worshipful Company of Distillers were hosted on board His Majesty’s Ships PUNCHER and DASHER during the Classic Boat Show in St Katharine Dock, London As a gesture of thanks after the WCD provided support at the First Sea Lord’s Coronation Reception off Greenwich in HMS Diamond, the Second Sea Lord’s Cowes Week Reception in […]

Aaron Jeewood
12 September 2023
The 17th Annual Pan Livery Halls Walk

In 27°C heat, 23 Livery Masters and their consorts set out from Apothecaries Hall to walk around the City of London. Dressed in full ceremonial gowns and badges, we visited 40 halls, and received hospitality in 5 of them, including a nice lunch in Pewters Hall. We covered 9 miles in total taking 8 hours […]

Aaron Jeewood
25 August 2023
Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Mistress & I were delighted to attend the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo as guests of Honorary Freeman, Air Vice Marshal Ross Paterson. Joining his party at the RAF Salute Taking Day during the Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle. The Distillers’ Company has a proud military affiliation with 603 Squadron at RAF Lossiemouth. We joined a […]

Aaron Jeewood
8 August 2023
Inter-Livery Pétanque

On a humid but mercifully dry evening at the start of August, in the leafy confines of the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, representatives from 17 Livery Companies made up 28 teams taking part in this year’s Inter-Livery Pétanque Tournament. The Vintners’ Company were keen to defend their victory last year and hang on to the coveted […]

Aaron Jeewood
3 August 2023
Spirits Tasting July 2023

On the evening of Wednesday 26 July 2023 – which was uncharacteristically cool for this prestigious annual event – The World Drinks Awards teamed up with the Worshipful Company of Distillers once again to present more than 200 country and world winners from their 2023 awards tasting at Vintners’ Hall. Clearly, word had spread far […]

Aaron Jeewood
1 July 2023
An Introduction to The Salmon Youth Centre

The Salmon Youth Centre, which will benefit from this year’s Master’s appeal, has been working with young people in Bermondsey for over a hundred years, inspiring them to reach their potential. The Centre welcomes around 500 young people every week, many of whom are disadvantaged, such as care leavers, youth ex-offenders, disabled young people and […]

Aaron Jeewood
26 June 2023
Distillers Golf: RAF 603 Sqn vs Distillers Golf 2023

On Friday 16th June we met at Kinross Golf Club in beautiful sunshine. We agreed the formalities and set off to play Montgomery one of the two courses. The course was in superb condition with beautiful mature tree lined holes framing the greens. The course was superbly laid out with a number of well-placed lateral […]

Ewan Lacey
19 June 2023
Alderman Keaveny Honoured

We are all most proud to share that our Liveryman, Court member and former Lord Mayor of the City of London Vincent Keaveny has been awarded a CBE in the first Birthday Honours List of His Majesty King Charles III. He was given the award for services to Socio-Economic Advancement, to British-Irish relations, and to […]

Aaron Jeewood
16 June 2023
The Gin Guild welcomes Desmond Payne MBE as Grand Rectifier

The Gin Guild has appointed a new Grand Rectifier at its prestigious annual Ginposium, which focused on the sustainability of the gin industry. London’s Desmond Payne MBE, Master Distiller Emeritus at Beefeater, was announced as the new Guild’s new Grand Rectifier, succeeding Lesley Gracie, Master Distiller of Hendrick’s Gin, when he takes up the post […]

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 […]

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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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