Events by Year

Please select a year to view upcoming events:

Virtual Whisky Tasting (real whisky!)

Monday 12th October 2020

Start: 7.00pm | Finish: 9.00pm


The Master is delighted to offer a virtual whisky tasting (real whisky of course!) hosted by Guild member Greg Dillon who has kindly discounted the price for us.  The tasting will be Zoom on Monday 12th October at 7.00pm BST. You will order your tasting flight by booking your place(s) and your will receive your whiskys by post in advance. On the evening of the tasting, we all get together on Zoom; Greg will introduce his company then we will go through the five whiskies in series, sampling and discussing.

Through the evening you are more than welcome to ask any questions and Greg will do his best to answer and to help each person navigate whisky and have a better understanding of some of the nuances around this great spirit. 

All that’s needed on the night is five glasses and an open mind, maybe some water on the side if you want to try with and without water. Ahead of the tasting I will email all participants with the tasting mat and more tips on how to get the most out of the evening.

There are two tasting packages:
  • 5 x 25ml limited edition whiskys, good for one person. This is £25 per package
  • 5 x 50ml limited edition whiskys, good for 2 people. This is £45 per package
The Guild website is not sophisticated enough to deal with the 2 package types. If you apply for 2 places I will assume you want the 5 x 50ml package unless you tell me otherwise. Please note that this event needs minimum numbers to run so I would be grateful if you would apply in the next few days so that Greg can work out the production run.

Greg is an award-winning writer, brand strategy and whisky producer, with a published whisky book, The GreatDrams of Scotland, a conversational book of distillery stories, anecdotes and historical accounts from distilleries all over Scotland. His company,, is also the current Drinks Producer of the Year.  Greg is also a judge on several whisky judging panels including:  

                • The Spirits Business Masters
                • The IWSC
                • The IWSC Packaging Awards
                • World Whisky Awards

Members’ Information

If you are a member please log in to see booking information.

Our Members


Annual Banquet at Guildhall

"A veritable tour de force; stunning atmosphere, seriously impressive food and a funny judge..what’s not to like!
Well done everyone" - Mrs J.D.

"A triumph" - Mr A.W."

"..a brilliant evening at Guildhall last night. The event was spectacular and we, our guests and everyone around us enjoyed it tremendously. A great highlight of a fantastic year" - Mr J.H.

"A magnificent evening was had by all" - Mr K.B.

"It really was the most wonderful and unforgettable evening " - Mrs K.J.

"It was a great privilege to be present of Friday evening on such a splendid occasion.  What a truly stunning and memorable evening. The organisation, the pageantry and the attention to detail was remarkable. A and I enjoyed it all enormously" - C H.C.

Master's Final Dinner at Fishmongers' Hall
"Just a line to say how much we enjoyed the dinner last night, super seat thank you! Please convey our thanks to the Master for a wonderful evening, superb food and company and thank him for all his events over the past year, we have had great times.
We now look forward to the next year, different venues and events." - Mr P.B.

Reception and Supper at Grocers' Hall
"My guests and I really really enjoyed the Ceremony and the dinner at Grocers’ Hall last evening, I am still on a high with sheer pleasure, you, everyone there so kind and welcoming". Mrs A R

"It was good to meet you at last and on such an excellent evening in one of the nicest Livery Halls in the City.  Thank you for making it such a special evening for M and me.   It was so well organised and enjoyable.   The food was first class and the company good as well". Mr D B

RNLI Demonstration and Supper at the Little Ship Club
"Thank you SO much for arranging a most enjoyable evening. Once again, I was able to catch up on friends and make new acquantainces - all thanks to you for the excellent place settings.  The weather was kind to us, the food was amazing and everybody around our table was very happy with the service and the meal."  Ms V H

"Following the interesting demonstration Guild Members and their guests retired back inside the Little Ship Club for a stunning two-course supper with some excellent wine and tremendous companionship discussing the RNLI’s great work being achieved on the tidal Thames.​" Mr D K


Guild News View All News

Captain Sir Tom Documentary

Published - Thursday 13th August 2020

We were delighted that on the day of the virtual ceremony to admit Captain Sir Tom Moore as an Honorary......continue reading

Read Article >

Virtual City Walk - Spitalfields

Published - Wednesday 5th August 2020

Thanks to modern technology over 50 Guild members were privileged to join Katie Wignall, a London Blue Badge Guide on......continue reading

Read Article >

Virtual Magic Show with Alan Hudson

Published - Wednesday 15th July 2020

The Master's second virtual event was the Magic Show with Alan Hudson. “How on earth does he do that!” and......continue reading

Read Article >