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Donna Bowers
16 June 2020
Reasons to be cheerful?

Thinking of material for “The Masters Blog” is becoming increasingly more difficult as Lock Down continues – as you are all about to witness, if you read further. Looking on the downside, if that’s all we do, only serves to remind one of what a horrible, almost hellish, situation we are all in at the […]

Donna Bowers
16 June 2020
HMS Montrose

Latest newsletter received from our affiliate, HMS Montrose with an update on their current activities. Click on the link to view.

Donna Bowers
3 June 2020

Like all others in this current environment, A (London Scottish) Company has experienced a huge change as a result of the unprecedented crisis. However, the resilience and adaptability of our soldiers has seen continued Tuesday and Wednesday evening training taking place as usual, through remote channels, with great success. A (London Scottish) Company is at […]

Donna Bowers
28 May 2020
The Drinks Trust Launches Wellness Services

The Drinks Trust Increases Wellness Services to Tackle CV19 Needs and Beyond With the support of industry donors and numerous fundraising efforts within its community, The Drinks Trust has recently completed a round of one-off financial grants to assist just under 2000 of those who face loss of earnings as a result of CV19. The […]

Donna Bowers
18 May 2020
Chancellor visits the distillery to see hand sanitiser production

Kent-based Copper Rivet Distillery believes that demand for hand sanitisers will grow exponentially once lockdown has ended…. …and that their stunningly beautiful distillery beside the River Medway in Chatham will continue to produce high quality hand sanitiser alongside its premium spirits. Since March, 60,000 50cl bottles of Russell’s Hand Sanitiser have been despatched. “People might […]

Donna Bowers
10 May 2020
Lockdown, Labradors and Lycra

For inspiration on what to include in my blog I normally turn first to my past month’s diary and  am always surprised at how quickly time has passed and how many of the things I had already forgotten about. This month’s blog was always going to be a challenge and a glance back at the […]

Donna Bowers
17 April 2020

Dear Liveryman, Further to the recent communication from the Master, I am now informing you of the fundraising initiative being undertaken by the Distillers’ Charity (no 1038763) for The Drinks Trust, formerly The Benevolent, which is experiencing an unprecedented volume of applications for help and assistance. PLEASE ACT NOW BY SUPPORTING OUR ONLINE SPIRITS AUCTION […]

Donna Bowers
16 April 2020
Master’s Blog – March 2020

The beginning of March doesn’t seem a month ago. It seems more like a different age on another planet. Although Covid 19 was already beginning to raise it’s ugly head and wreak havoc on our Livery plans (more on that later), it seemed still distant and something that was happening elsewhere in the world. Life […]

Donna Bowers
7 April 2020

Following our recent communication, I want to update you on The Distillers response to the COVID 19 crisis and what you can do to help your Livery and what your Livery can do to help you if needed.

Donna Bowers
31 March 2020
The Drinks Trust launches COVID-19 Emergency Fund

With the support of leading industry businesses, The Drinks Trust has fundraised over £400,000 to date, to support the people of the drinks industry who have been left in financial crisis as a result of COVID-19. Since the beginning of March, demand for our services has increased significantly and many individuals are now in desperate […]

Donna Bowers
20 March 2020
Coronavirus : April Court Meeting & Dinner and Forthcoming Events

Dear Liveryman, Coronavirus : April Court Meeting & Dinner and Forthcoming Events It is with great regret that I have to advise you that, in view of the escalating Coronavirus situation – and following the Prime Minister’s statement yesterday that people should avoid social gatherings and crowded places wherever possible  – we have decided to […]

Donna Bowers
20 March 2020
Michael Broadbent MW

Michael Broadbent MW, one of the world’s greatest wine trade legends has just passed away at the age of 92. The wine critic, writer and auctioneer died yesterday (17 March) at home. He was a towering and influential figure in the wine trade. Born in Yorkshire in 1927 and with a real talent for drawing, he […]

Donna Bowers
19 March 2020

June 7th – June 16th 2020 The Worshipful Company of Distillers announces an online Whisky Auction The Worshipful Company of Distillers’ online charity auction will be held from June 7th through until June 16 , with all proceeds going to The Drinks Trust’s ‘Your Round’ appeal to support people of the drinks industry who are […]

Donna Bowers
9 March 2020
Master’s Blog – February 2020

First up in February was a road and boat trip to Alkmaar in The Netherlands where I had been asked as Master to open the 10th Anniversary of The Hielander Whisky Festival. This whisky festival has raised substantial funds over the years for a local Cancer Hospice/Charity The Praethuys in Alkmaar. Having opened the event […]

Donna Bowers
9 March 2020
Master’s Blog – January 2020

As I mentioned in the newsletter, it is scarcely believable that I write this with over a quarter of my Master’s year gone already. Time does fly when one is enjoying oneself. As regards the newsletter, I feel I must mention the quality of the content and production of that publication and thank and congratulate […]

Donna Bowers
2 March 2020
DCC Slips into Gear

Our year started well as twenty DCC members, wives and guests all met at Caraffini’s restaurant in London to socialise and chat about our exciting forthcoming year of events. Some of the group met earlier at the Victoria & Albert museum to visit the exhibition, “Accelerating the Modern World”, a fascinating insight of how the […]

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Industry News

Online spirits retailers launch whisky gift sets
15 April 2021

The Whisky Exchange and Master of Malt celebrate world’s whiskies in new gift sets

Crumpton Oaks launches fresh flavours and format
29 March 2021

Crumpton Oaks launches flavoured ciders in larger PET and multi-pack format

Diageo unites David Beckham, Ryan Reynolds, Sean 'Diddy' Combs in online spot – video
5 February 2021

Diageo has brought together three of its celebrity partners in a Super Bowl-themed online activation.

Champagne Lanson eyes Travel Retail recovery with Asia-Pacific push
3 February 2021

Champagne Lanson is preparing for the return of the Travel Retail channel in Australia and New Zealand after posting strong domestic sales.


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