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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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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A Trip To Savour – Jenever Masterclass in Schiedam

The Master with the support of Past Master David Raines organized a three day visit to Schiedam (Netherlands), at the end of June, the purpose of which was to experience and...

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Livery Offer: Caroni Rum & The Master’s Cask

Livery Offer: Caroni Rum and Master’s Cask. We are pleased to offer the Master’s Cask Caol Ila 18 Years Old at £100 per bottle and Caroni Rum 1997 at £50 per...

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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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Richard Watling

Master's Blog

My Last Day As Master – Master’s Blog

Just when you think it is all over, suddenly there is a flare of activity the day before the installation of the new Master. At 8am we were both in the...

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Industry News

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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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The GlenDronach releases Peated Port Wood

Courtesy of The Drinks Report: Brown-Forman has released from The GlenDronach Distillery the single malt Peated Port Wood Finish 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!