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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We hope you will enjoy learning about our history, ambitions, events, and activities. For our members, please use the login area to access your profile, book tickets for our events, and get updates on our activities.

April Court and Livery Dinner

The Master, 150 members of the Livery and their guests met at Drapers’ Hall on April 26 and this splendid setting provided an evening to remember. J&B 250th Cuvee and serious...

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Don Gregory – Obituary

Honorary Court Assistant Don Gregory sadly passed away on 5 March 2017 after a short illness. Don was married to Doreen for 54 years and they had three daughters, Pamela, Susan...

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Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch

The Lord Mayor of the City of London, Dr Andrew Parmley, hosted the annual Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch at the Guildhall on April 6. The Middle Warden, Martin Riley, Graham...

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Car Club visit to Banbury

Thanks to the Master’s unique motorsport connections, our Car Club’s first trip this year combined a tour around the Prodrive workshop at Banbury, with a production visit of the Aston Martin...

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Liverymen and guests gather for first lunch of 2017

Liverymen and guests gathered to enjoy the first lunch of 2017. It followed a Court meeting where seven new Liverymen were installed into the Livery, and a charitable theme soon followed. Salvatore...

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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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Master's Blog

Spirits in 2367?

Our military affiliations with the Navy, the Fleet Air Arm and the Army provide us with the opportunity to learn what it is like to work in the services and understand...

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Industry News

Courtesy of and

Brown-Forman gives UK rollout to Slane Irish Whiskey

Courtesy of Just Drinks Brown-Forman is to launch its Slane Irish Whiskey brand in the UK on-trade next month. Read the full article here...

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Treasury Wine Estates’ Penfolds Max’s – Product Launch

Courtesy of Just Drinks Treasury Wine Estates has unveiled two expressions for the US market under the Penfolds Max’s brand name. Read the full article here...

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The Caley launches with Denomination design

Courtesy of The Drinks Report: The new release from Yalumba, The Caley, has been unveiled featuring a luxury look from designers Denomination Read the full article here...

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Tullibardine appoints new master blender

Courtesy of The Drinks Report: Keith Geddes has been appointed to the role of master blender for Tullibardine whisky 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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Features
  • Farewell to the Immediate Past Master
  • New Middle Warden
  • Bordeaux visit by the court