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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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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Distillers’ City Debate

INNOVATION PIPPED AT THE POST BY ACQUISITION AS THE MORE EFFECTIVE TOOL FOR GROWTH IN THE SPIRITS INDUSTRY In May, The Master of The Worshipful Company of Distillers Richard Watling welcomed...

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Car Club visit to Copper Rivet Distillery

What do Bob, Ann, Matthew, Joyce, Janet, and Sandy have in common? To find the answer, find a straight flying crow and send it 30.999 miles due east of the City...

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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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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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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

Flaming June – Master’s Blog

Flaming June has lived up to its reputation. Coming in with a week of really rainy cold weather as it often does (remember D-Day) it then turns to the blistering hot...

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Industry News

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Moet Hennessy set for Cognac slowdown as supply constraints continue in H1 2017 – results

Courtesy of Just Drinks Cognac and the US market have continued to drive Moet Hennessy’s performance in the first half of 2017, though the firm has again warned of constraints around...

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Diageo posts upbeat FY 2017 as recovery continues – results

Courtesy of Just Drinks Diageo has continued its first half momentum to post a healthy set of fiscal full-year numbers.  Read the full article here...

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Broadland launches Birds Eye View wine range

Courtesy of The Drinks Report: UK importer Broadland Wineries has launched a range of wines from Langhorne Creek called Birds Eye View Read the full article here...

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Luxury packaging discussion at Luxepack Monaco

Courtesy of The Drinks Report: Creating packaging for a drinking experience beyond the ordinary – hear case studies from top Champagne and spirits brands 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