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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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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Don Gregory – Obituary

Honorary Court Assistant Don Gregory sadly passed away on 5 March 2017 after a short illness. Don was married to Doreen for 54 years and they had three daughters, Pamela, Susan...

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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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Car Club visit to Banbury

Thanks to the Master’s unique motorsport connections, our Car Club’s first trip this year combined a tour around the Prodrive workshop at Banbury, with a production visit of the Aston Martin...

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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

Livery News,Master's Blog

The Darling Buds of May

As we surveyed the emergent grape clusters in the Rhine Valley we were informed that this year so far was frost free, unlike previous years, so optimism abounds. But I digress...

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Industry News

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Diageo adds to Tequila stable with Casamigos acquisition

Courtesy of Just Drinks Diageo has lined up the purchase of the Casamigos super-premium Tequila brand, at a price of up to US$1bn. Read the full article here...

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Beam Suntory names Ron Welsh as Scotch master blender

Courtesy of Just Drinks Beam Suntory has appointed Ron Welsh as its new master blender and strategic inventory manager for Scotch whisky. Read the full article here...

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Glencairn celebrates its most profitable year

Courtesy of The Drinks Report: Glencairn Crystal is celebrating its most profitable year on record with growth across packaging and glassware Read the full article here...

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The GlenDronach releases Batch 15

Courtesy of The Drinks Report: The GlenDronach Distillery has released Batch 15 of its individual cask bottlings, either drawn from PX or Oloroso casks 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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Features
  • Farewell to the Immediate Past Master
  • New Middle Warden
  • Bordeaux visit by the court