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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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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Doggetts Coat and Badge Race

The sun god is without question in the ascendancy this year, as we weaved this fun day out on the Thames through the complex of rainy fronts and found a day’s...

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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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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

Livery Life Rushes On – Master’s Blog

This is traditionally the month of rest for the busy Master and Clerk’s team. Well, like the football season, which hardly seems to have finished before it starts again, the Livery...

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Industry News

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Gordon & MacPhail’s Benromach Chateau Cissac Wood Finish 2009 – Product Launch

Courtesy of Just Drinks Gordon & MacPhail has just launched a limited edition, eight-year-old iteration of its Benromach single malt. Read the full article here...

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Remy Cointreau’s Westland Peat Week bottlings – Product Launch

Courtesy of Just Drinks Westland Distillery has released details of three limited edition bottlings to celebrate its self-created ‘Peat Week’ next month. Read the full article here...

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Bollinger releases limited edition rosé box

Courtesy of The Drinks Report: Bollinger Champagne has released a limited edition 2006 rosé Champagne encased in a gold lattice gift-box Read the full article here...

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Cruzan Rum redesigned by Webb deVlam

Courtesy of The Drinks Report: Cruzan Rum has updated its Estate Diamond Distillers’ Collection range with designs from agency Webb deVlam 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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