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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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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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 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

And So The Journey Starts

So the journey starts. I had two visits to the Old Bailey in the first month of office. First I showed liveryman Edi Etter and his wife around the courts with...

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Industry News

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Brown-Forman brings Old Forester redesign to UK

Courtesy of Just Drinks Brown-Forman has rolled out new livery for its Old Forester Bourbon whiskey to the UK market.  Read the full article here...

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Bordeaux wines contain three times fewer pesticides than in 2013 – research

Courtesy of Just Drinks Pesticide levels in wines from the French region of Bordeaux have decreased markedly, according to a recent study in the country. Read the full article here...

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Teeling announces fourth Revival release

Courtesy of The Drinks Report: Ireland’s Teeling Whiskey has announced the fourth edition of its Revival single malt whiskey Read the full article here...

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Proximo launches The Sexton Irish whiskey

Courtesy of The Drinks Report: Spirits producer Proximo has launched The Sexton single malt Irish whiskey, initially in the US 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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