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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Scottish Freedoms announced

The Master presented Peter Prentice, Raymond Davidson and Stuart Urquhart with the Freedom of the Company in a ceremony at 603 Squadron in Edinburgh....

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An Exciting Evening at The Mansion House

The Gin Guild Installation in the Mansion House preceded the WCD Mansion House Banquet on October 12. It has been a great honour and privilege to have been Grand Rectifier of...

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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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The Latest Master’s Cask On Sale – The Perfect Gift!

From the heart of the Spey Valley, this Knockando Single Malt is at its peak of 18YO maturity, a truly satisfying, warm and smooth single malt; first impressions are of deep...

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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

The Big Day is here… Master’s Blog

The big day arrived. We traditionally hold the Installation dinner at our spiritual home of Vintners’ Hall. The dinner had been in planning for many months with eat-throughs at Vintners’ Hall...

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Industry News

Courtesy of and

HRH The Princess Royal opens Chatham’s Copper Rivet Distillery

On Friday 1st December, HRH The Princess Royal officially opened Copper Rivet Distillery in Chatham’s Historic Dockyard. The three founders, Bob Russell and his sons Matthew and Stephen welcomed her to...

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Beam Suntory releases peated gift-box

Courtesy of The Drinks Report: Beam Suntory has announced the release of a four piece gift-box with peated whiskies from its portfolio of distilleries Read the full article here...

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SPI Group looks to boost US whiskey portfolio as plans for Kentucky Owl distillery unveiled

Courtesy of Just Drinks SPI Group wants to add more brands to its new American whiskey division as it starts work on a 420-acre theme park and distillery for its Kentucky...

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This week in spirits & wine, featuring what Diageo can teach us, Concha y Toro’s 2017 so far and Gruppo Campari’s return to M&A

Courtesy of Just Drinks Here’s a round-up of this week’s top stories from the global spirits & wine categories. Click the links to see our round-ups for beer & cider and...

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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!