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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Richard Watling

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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Healeys re-releases its Cornish Gold cider

Courtesy of The Drinks Report: Cornish cider producer Healeys has re-released its premium cider Cornish Gold using the original 30 year old recipe Read the full article here...

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“I’m sending a signal to certain people that we’ve been talking to” – Treasury Wine Estates CEO – just-drinks exclusive

Courtesy of Just Drinks Treasury Wine Estates has “sent a signal” to potential acquisition targets, with the group head saying he is “very patient” to make the right purchase. Read the...

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This week in spirits & wine, featuring Remy Cointreau lessons, E&J Gallo’s craft play and a happy end to Pernod Ricard’s strike threat

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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David Cox to retire as CEO of The Benevolent

Courtesy of The Drinks Report: The Benevolent has announced that its CEO, David Cox is to retire from his role at the end of the year 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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