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Aaron Jeewood
17 May 2022
Gin Guild Installs Pal Gleed as Director General

The Gin Guild’s annual dinner and Spring Installation of new members took place in London’s Guildhall on the 5th of May. In front of an audience which included WCD Master Chris Porter, Upper Warden Chris Searle, Middle Warden Lorne MacKillop and 19 other liverymen, 23 new members were sworn in to join the Gin Guild’s […]

Aaron Jeewood
12 May 2022
Distillers’ Car Club go “OFF ROAD”

What is Luton famous for? Vauxhall, Bedford, Luton vans, curry, and the “Land Rover Driving Experience”. I think you can guess what we chose. As 12 of us gathered for a delicious curry the night before, we mused what the next day might deliver, especially as the forecast was for torrential rain, just what we […]

Aaron Jeewood
4 May 2022
Distillers’ Car Club – Lake District Tour

There’s a lot of water in the Lake District, which was significantly replenished during the DCC’s tour of England’s largest national park, made famous for its moody landscapes and dramatic scenery. No dampening of spirits here for the intrepid 20. Some of us cruised on glass like lakes and some drove scenic and majestic roads […]

Aaron Jeewood
27 April 2022
Court & Livery Dinner – Grocers’ Hall

Although it was a bright evening, the chill in the air reminded us that this was the spring court and dinner and not, yet, a summer event. Grocers’ Hall is one of those absolute delights in the City of London. Tucked away in the shadow of the Bank of England and rather anonymous, it hides […]

Aaron Jeewood
13 April 2022
Glenfarclas Distillery – Master’s Distillery Visit

The Master made the fifth of the twelve visits to distilleries around the country, one per month of his Year in celebration of the Livery’s 350th Anniversary Year. Focusing is on the charitable work and incredible contributions being made by Distillers up and down the country and how our industry is thriving, responding and managing […]

Aaron Jeewood
11 April 2022
Master Presents WCD Awards At WSET Prize Giving

On the 11 April 2022, the WSET held their annual prize giving – the first since COVID lockdowns began. The Master, Clerk, IPM and Development Director attended the Guildhall Event which was live streamed across the world to all non-attending prize winners. The Master presented the WCD-sponsored prizes to two lucky winners – Mayuresh Ranade […]

Aaron Jeewood
10 April 2022
The Master’s Treasure Hunt

The Master’s Treasure Hunt took place on Sunday April 10th, a beautiful spring day and perfect conditions for looking for clues around The City of London! Using Davy’s Boot & Flogger near London Bridge as our base, start and finish, 10 teams made up of members of our Livery, the Coopers and the Glass Sellers, […]

Aaron Jeewood
7 April 2022
Distillers Liverymen and Guests Dine with Lord Mayor at Big Curry Lunch

On Thursday 7th April 2022 at the Guildhall, the Annual ‘Big Curry Lunch’ event was hosted by the present Lord Mayor, our WCD Court Member Vincent Keavney. Sadly, our Master came down with COVID and could not attend, but Lorne Mackillop (Middle Warden) led a team including Karl Bailey (one of our Corporate Sponsored Freeman […]

Aaron Jeewood
5 April 2022
Crown Jeweller inspects naval aviation’s crown jewel

During a visit to Navy Wings at RNAS Yeovilton hosted by the Chief Executive – Liveryman Jock Alexander, the Crown Jeweller, Corporate Freeman Mark Appleby was able to inspect one of the last remaining Fairey Swordfish which was certainly a jewel in the crown of the Fleet Air Arm in WWII. Michael Infante, who is […]

Aaron Jeewood
31 March 2022
The Cotswolds Distillery – Master’s Distillery Visit

The Company received the warmest of welcomes of Liveryman Daniel Szor, his wife Katia and all their team at the wonderful Cotswolds Distillery on Saturday 26th March. Our visit comprised of a tour, tasting and convivial lunch, culminating in a donation of a bottle of their Founders Reserve to my Masters Case for the 350, […]

Aaron Jeewood
30 March 2022
Alice Pearson awarded IBD Bursary

In the traditional world of distilling it is not often that you meet a young person so deeply and enthusiastically committing themselves to this craft. But things are changing, the gin world has changed dramatically over the last ten years and now things are really happening in the new wave of whisky distilling. It is […]

Aaron Jeewood
23 March 2022
DEC Appeal – update

The Master updates the Livery on the progress of the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. Please click the button to display subtitles in the video player for the best experience.

Aaron Jeewood
23 March 2022
Distillers Visit to RAF Lossiemouth

In support of our affiliation with 603 Squadron and the role Reservists play in the military, Liveryman Matt Gammell and Hon Assistant Michael Urquhart were invited to RAF Lossiemouth along with Scottish employers to hear first-hand how Reservists play an important part in the RAF today. It is very much a two-way flow between the […]

Aaron Jeewood
11 March 2022
Distillers’ Charity DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal — NOW CLOSED

UPDATE: 15 June 2022 We are pleased to share the news that members of the Worshipful Company of Distillers helped raise £40,000 for the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. The total was achieved by Livery members helping raise £20,000 for Distillers’ Charity, which was matched 100%, through the Big Give Ukraine Disasters Emergency Appeal. Thank you […]

Aaron Jeewood
8 March 2022
The Distillers’ Charity launches Youth Action Fund

Initial £2.5million raised by Scotch Whisky industry will support youth charities across Scotland An ambitious new charity initiative from the Scotch Whisky industry was launched today (Tuesday 8th March), driven by a commitment to make a positive impact on the lives of young people across Scotland for the long term.Founded by the Distillers’ Charity, the […]

Aaron Jeewood
1 March 2022
Fellow Liveryman Dr. Gordon Steele Shares his Mentoring Experience

I am delighted to share this very compelling and considered video with you. I share it in the hope that it may inspire some of you now, and if not now, in the future, to share the great knowledge, and experience that you have accumulated throughout your careers in our fascinating industry. Last but not […]

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Industry News

The Oxford Artisan Distillery becomes Fielden
23 May 2024

The brand is currently building a new distillery in Yorkshire, and has announced a partnership with Berry Bros & Rudd

Cooper appointed at Irish Distillers
1 May 2024

Derek Cronin is only the second new cooper to join Midleton Distillery in the past 45 years

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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