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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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 Consorts’ lunch; great company in spades

The Consorts’ lunch; great company in spades The Old Courtroom of the historic Innholders’ Hall was the venue for a splendid winter lunch for the consorts of Liverymen. After a welcoming...

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Remembering the Channel Dash

It is said that you learn more from failure than success, but there can be a heavy price to pay. The Channel Dash was a hurried attempt to inflict damage on...

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Nick Strachan

Golf – First Round of Knockouts

The first match of this year’s competition (South of the border) has taken place, with Nick Strachan going through to the next round to meet the winner of Match 10 between...

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The Master’s Cask

The first ever “Master’s Cask” of Single Malt Scotch Whisky has just been bottled. The Single Cask Single Malt from Caol Ila Distillery is not only the first bottling to bear...

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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

Channel Dash anniversary and a big surprise – Master’s Blog

The Channel Dash 75 Anniversary Our affiliation with 825 Naval Air Squadron at their base in Yeovilton gives us the opportunity to see the Fleet Air Arm and their Lynx (and...

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Industry News

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Bottle refresh for Scotch Malt Whisky Society

Courtesy of The Drinks Report Scotch Malt Whisky Society has updated the look of its bottles, in the first change to its design in almost a decade...

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NB serves up hand-etched bottles for BRITs

Courtesy of The Drinks Report NB, a drinks sponsor for the BRIT Awards, commissioned a glassware designer to hand-etch 24 limited-edition bottles...

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This week in spirits & wine, featuring global gin concerns, Bacardi’s plant closure and future spirits trends

Courtesy of Just Drinks Here’s a round-up of this week’s top stories in the global beer & cider categories. We have similar round-ups for soft drinks & bottled water and spirits...

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Diageo faces US$68m payout after SAP court loss

Courtesy of Just Drinks Diageo has said it is reviewing its options after it lost a court battle with a software supplier over a GBP54.5m (US$68m) bill. Read the full article...

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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!

  • Farewell to the Immediate Past Master
  • New Middle Warden
  • Bordeaux visit by the court