The Worshipful Company of Distillers

is a Livery Company of the City of London dating back to the reign of King Charles I.

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Car Club visit to The Cotswolds

It has long been an ambition of mine to have the Car Club come down to our adopted home in the Cotswolds and at last a break-through occurred to enable this...

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The Scottish Charity Distillery Tour 2017

On a bright blustery day in early September, ten crews consisting of a Distiller and consort gathered at the historic and newly restored distillery of Annandale in the borders, for the...

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A Trip To Savour – Jenever Masterclass in Schiedam

The Master with the support of Past Master David Raines organized a three day visit to Schiedam (Netherlands), at the end of June, the purpose of which was to experience and...

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Doggetts Coat and Badge Race

The sun god is without question in the ascendancy this year, as we weaved this fun day out on the Thames through the complex of rainy fronts and found a day’s...

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Court visit to Rheingau and Mosel Valley 2017

The Court has not travelled to Germany in the 27 years of its tradition of visiting famous wine and spirit regions once per year, so it was time to put that...

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The Worshipful Company of Distillers

The Worshipful Company of Distillers is a Livery Company of the City of London dating back to the reign of King Charles I.

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Richard Watling

Master's Blog

Livery Life Rushes On – Master’s Blog

This is traditionally the month of rest for the busy Master and Clerk’s team. Well, like the football season, which hardly seems to have finished before it starts again, the Livery...

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Industry News

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Treasury Wine Estates’ 19 Crimes Cabernet Sauvignon – Product Launch

Courtesy of Just Drinks Treasury Wine Estates has launched a third expression in its male-focussed 19 Crimes wine range, and the first to come from a single varietal. Read the full...

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Finland to weigh IPO for Altia Corp

Courtesy of Just Drinks The Finnish government is investigating an initial public offering for state-owned wine and spirits producer Altia Corp. Read the full article here...

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VII Hills Italian Dry Gin relaunched

Courtesy of The Drinks Report: VII Hills Italian Dry Gin has been relaunched by Italian mixologists Filippo Previero and Danilo Tersigni Read the full article here...

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Durham Distillery unveils winter liqueur

Courtesy of The Drinks Report: Durham Distillery has added a new winter liqueur, using damson, blackberries and ginger, to its offering Read the full article here...

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December 2016

Fare-Thee-Well From the Master

The annual review of the Master’s Year – Fare–thee-well from the Master, new appointments, French reflections, AET gets increased funding and gin sales exceed £1 billion!

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