The “Icicle” Winter Golf Meeting, held at Beaconsfield on 23rd November. A full match report was written by Liveryman Bruce Hyde, who was the Winner of the Budge Brooks Shield on the day. This can be seen on the golf page in the members’ section. Great time had by all and many thanks due to […]
Representatives from the Courts of the Apothecaries Society and the Distillers Company gathered together in Apothecaries’ Hall on Monday 22nd November to witness the unveiling of a recently acquired, 17th Century portrait of our Founder, Sir Théodore Turquet de Mayerne. Together with Gideon de Laune, (seen in the portrait on the left) de Mayerne worked tirelessly […]
Please view the video message which gives full details about The Master’s 350th Anniversary Appeal where we will raise funds to support our charitable aims, continuing the great work that has been done by the Worshipful Company of Distillers at the heart of the spirits industry.
The Worshipful Company of Distillers has recently launched an educational programme aimed at sharing the Livery’s considerable commercial and marketing knowledge with young distillers. This follows the recent announcement by the Company to dedicate charitable investment to the next generation of young distillers who might benefit from our support. The first step of the programme […]
With a history dating back to 1215, the world’s largest and oldest unrehearsed procession, The Lord Mayor’s Show highlights all that is great about the City of London, London as a whole and the UK. It was our privilege as Liverymen of The Worshipful Company of Distillers to participate in this venerable, global spectacular. Furthermore, […]
I am delighted to be writing to you now that the inaugural Distillers’ One of One Auction is live online. The online listings went live on Sotheby’s website http://sothebys.com/oneofone on Tuesday 9th November The auction has been made possible by donations and support from across the whole Scotch Whisky industry and I am truly grateful for the support and […]
Nicolas Cook, the Gin Guild’s Director General (DG), has decided to retire in early 2022 after nearly ten years’ service. Therefore the Gin Guild Board are now seeking his successor. The Guild is a vibrant association and the DG is a full time occupation, working from home (also requiring some storage space), continuing to build […]
An historic Joint event between the two Livery Companies, the Distillers and the Marketors, took place on November 3rd at London Scottish House in Victoria. The format, a panel composed of two Distillers and two Marketors’ Liverymen, was expertly moderated by David Wethey. The theme of the discussion was “Scotch whisky – from niche to […]
The October banquet at Mansion House is always a splendid occasion for the Livery; this year’s was no exception. It is a privilege to entertain the Lord Mayor in his own home and we were honoured by the presence of Alderman Sir Alan Yarrow, Lord Mayor Locum Tenens. Fellow Liveryman and Honorary Chaplain the Rev’d […]
The Distillers’ Velo Club was informally founded in 2020 with the creation of The Distillers’ 500 charity cycle which took place in September 2020.
On Tuesday 12th October 2021, the Distillers and Vintners came together for the annual Vintage Festival. Unfortunately, the Master Vintners’ husband had tested positive for Covid the previous day, with the result that she had to self-isolate and therefore could not be in attendance. Instead, Edward Berry, the Vintners’ Upper Warden, stood in as Master […]
Wednesday 29th September saw Alderman Vincent Keavney elected as Lord Mayor in Common Hall at the Guildhall making him the 693rd Lord Mayor. In addition to being a proud Liveryman in the Distillers, Vincent’s mother Company is the Solicitors. He is also a Woolman, Spectacle Maker, Stationer, Framework Knitter, Upholder and Security Professional. We wish […]
Earlier this summer, The Distillers’ Charity and Sotheby’s announced a six-year partnership to host three biennial auctions of ultra-rare and unique Scotch whiskies and experiences under the name “The Distillers One of One”. The first Distillers One of One auction – comprising one-off, never-to-be-repeated lots specially created and donated by companies from across the Scotch […]
UPDATE: You can view the lecture here: https://www.distillers.org.uk/2021/10/26/icbd-lecture-video/ We are delighted to confirm that this year’s Distillers ICBD lecture will take place on line on Wed 6th October at 12 noon. This year’s lecture on Suntory Japanese Whiskies will be given by Yushi Noguchi, a Senior Manager at Yamazaki Distillery who works for Shinji Fukuyo […]
After the trials and tribulations of the past two years, it was third time lucky for the Distillers Car Club’s 2021 foray to Champagne. Sadly, our secretary, Nick Car and his wife, Louise, were unable to attend, so Bob Russell and Steve Wilson stepped in to manage the schedule of events for the sixteen participants […]
SCOTCH WHISKY INDUSTRY UNITES TO SUPPORT DISADVANTAGED YOUNG PEOPLE IN SCOTLAND Sotheby’s and The Distillers’ Charity Announce Partnership to Host Three Auctions of Ultra-Rare and Unique Scotch Whisky and Experiences The Distillers’ Charity and Sotheby’s today announce a six-year partnership to host three biennial auctions of ultra-rare and unique Scotch whiskies and experiences under the […]
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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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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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