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Worshipful Company of Distillers to debate future of spirits

The Worshipful Company of Distillers is hosting a debate on the impact that future generations may have on the spirits industry.

Set to take place on Tuesday, 17 May, the debate will discuss the statement that "the consumption trends of today's younger generations will have a significant impact on the future shape of the spirits industry".

Chris Porter, current master of the Worshipful Company of Distillers, and other livery members will be joined by guests from the spirits industry, media, the City and other livery companies for the debate at Vintners' Hall.

The debate will be chaired by liveryman Trevor Stirling, Bernstein's managing director of European beverages. The proposal has been put forward by Paul Mathew, owner of bar group Blood and Sand and non-alcoholic aperitif brand Everleaf, and is seconded by Sanjeet Aujla, beverages analyst at Credit Suisse.

It is being opposed by Tom Warner, founder and CEO of Warner's Distillery. He is seconded by Claire Warner, founder of Æcorn, a British non-alcoholic aperitif producer and sister brand to Seedlip.

Doors open at 6.15pm with the debate due to start at 6.45pm. Drinks and canapés will be served afterwards. Tickets are priced at £20 and can be purchased at

5 April 2022 - Bethany Whymark


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