Diageo eyes International Scotch Day 'huge success'

Global premium drinks company, Diageo is preparing for ‘huge success’ on International Scotch Day held on February 8.

Johnnie Walker shop opens in Miami airport

Diageo Global Travel has opened a Johnnie Walker store in partnership with Duty Free Americas at Miami International Airport.

It’s whisky week

Last week, Distell announced that its Bain's Cape Mountain single grain whisky (40% abv), has gone global. So now we have a whisky form South Africa to join the slew of whisky alternatives to good old scotch.

Diageo reopens Port Ellen and Brora whisky distilleries

Diageo has announced that Port Ellen and Brora, two of its ‘lost’ distilleries, are to be brought back into production.

Late Chinese New Year an issue, says Diageo chief

Diageo chief executive Ivan Menezes says that despite a late Chinese New Year and highway ban in India, the company is on course to hit its targets ahead of the 2017 annual general meeting.

Kaitlyn Stewart wins World Class 2017

Kaitlyn Stewart of Canada has been crowned World Class Bartender of the Year 2017 after winning the final in Mexico City.

Diageo confirms Casamigos acquisition

Diageo has completed the acquisition of Casamigos, the fastest growing super-premium tequila brand in the US.

Johnnie Walker launches ginger and whisky tonic

Diageo’s Johnnie Walker has launched a pre-mixed beverage in Australia, which the brand says is designed for daytime drinking occasions.

Diageo boss: 'We're restless as hell'

Diageo chief executive Ivan Menezes says the company is ‘restless as hell’ following the release of its annual market report for the year ending 30 June 2017, despite profits growing up to 25%.

Diageo profits up 25% for 2017

Global beer and spirits brand, Diageo has reported a 25% increase in operating profit (£3.6bn) and a 15% increase in sales profit (£12.1bn) for the year ending 30 June 2017.

Diageo buys George Clooney tequila Casamigos for $1bn

Diageo has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Casamigos, a US super-premium tequila brand founded by Hollywood star George Clooney, for $1bn.

Distillers' City Debate prepares for London return

Tickets have been released for the sixth annual Distillers’ City Debate on Tuesday 16 May 2017 at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, London.

Diageo announces GB's world class bartenders

Diageo has published its list of top 50 bartenders for the Diageo Reserve World Class GB 2017 semi-final.

Bulleit opens its $115m distillery

Bulleit, the Diageo-owned bourbon brand, has formally opened its new US$115m distillery in Shelbyville, Kentucky.

European Commission publishes report on labeling

The European Commission has published its long-awaited report on the exemption granted to alcohol products from certain mandatory labelling requirements.

The fourth John Walker Private Collection

Diageo has unveiled the fourth John Walker & Sons Private Collection expression.

The fourth John Walker Private Collection

Diageo has unveiled the fourth John Walker & Sons Private Collection expression.

International Scotch Day – February 10

Diageo has announced the launch of International Scotch Day, Friday February 10.

Comment: Diageo re-enters Irish whiskey sector

Diageo’s announcement that it is re-entering the booming Irish whiskey sector with a brand new brand, Roe & Co, caught most of us by surprise.

Diageo re-enters Irish whiskey

Diageo has announced that it is to launch a new premium Irish whiskey, to be called Roe & Co.

Diageo: currency pressures won’t push up prices

Diageo has said that the weak pound will not see immediate changes in its prices.

Diageo: currency pressures won’t push up prices

Diageo has said that a weak pound would not see immediate changes in its prices.

World Class opportunity for drinks enthusiast

Diageo, organisers of the World Class Bartender of the Year competition, is offering a once in a lifetime opportunity for a travel and drinks enthusiast to go on the ultimate cocktail adventure and host a new global travel show.

Georgie Bell joins Bacardi

Bacardi has announced the appointment of Georgie Bell as its global Malts ambassador for its single malt scotch whiskies.

Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch Red Rye Finish

Diageo has released a limited edition Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch Red Rye Finish as the first release from its experimental Blenders’ Batch series.

New David Beckham Haig Club scotch

The David Beckham endorsed Haig Club single grain whisky brand has been expanded to include a new variant, Clubman.

Diageo: net sales down, profits up 1.6%

Diageo has reported that net sales are down 3% but operating profit grew 1.6% for the year ended June 30, 2016.

Diageo welcomes report on reducing alcohol-related harm

Diageo has welcomed the release of the latest Producers’ Commitments report by the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking.

Huxley Rare Genus Whiskey

Diageo’s Whiskey Union team is about to launch a third new whiskey – Huxley Rare Genus Whiskey.

Diageo and WaterAid announce international partnership

Diageo has announced a five year partnership with WaterAid, an international NGO providing access to safe water and sanitation in some of the world’s poorest communities.

Johnnie Walker to have per serving alcohol content and nutritional information on pack

Diageo has announced that Johnnie Walker is to have new packaging which will display on-pack alcohol content and nutritional information per typical serve.

Johnnie Walker to have per serving alcohol content and nutritional information on pack

Diageo has announced that Johnnie Walker is to have new packaging which will display on-pack alcohol content and nutritional information, per typical serve.

Millionaires' Club: The Major Players

A rundown of the companies with the most million-case brands in the Millionaires' Club 2016.

Diageo and UN unite on road deaths

Diageo and the United Nations’ Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) have formed a partnership to try and reduce traffic death and injuries globally.

Javier Ferrán is Diageo board chairman designate

Diageo has announced that Javier Ferrán will be appointed to the Diageo board as a non-executive director from July 22 and will be appointed chairman on 1 January 2017, on the retirement of Dr Franz Humer.

Diageo GTME announces opening of The Singleton Sensorium

Diageo Global Travel and Middle East (GTME) has announced the opening of the first The Singleton Sensorium in Travel Retail in Taiwan’s Taoyuan International Airport. 

The New Standard

Standard spirits sales are growing but small budgets mean its often up to the bottle to do the talking. Hamish Smith reports.

Diageo announces 1.8% sales growth

Diageo has announced 1.8% organic net sales growth, on 1.0% organic volume growth and 2.4% organic operating profit growth.

Diageo invests £10m in Stauning Danish whisky

Diageo will invest £10m in Danish whisky brand Stauning through its Distill Ventures programme. 

John Walker & Sons Private Collection 2016 launched

The Johnnie Walker team has unveiled the 2016 edition of its John Walker & Sons Private Collection.

Diageo completes restructuring of South African operations

Diageo has announced that, together with Heineken and the Ohlthaver & List group of companies, they have completed the restructuring of their respective joint venture operations in South Africa and Namibia.

Diageo’s Guinness opens experimental brewery to the public

Diageo has opened its experimental Guinness Brewery to the public. 

Diageo unveils Scotch growth strategy

Diageo has outlined its Scotch category growth strategy at its investor conference in New York.

Diageo hopes Millennials can turn Smirnoff’s fortunes around

Diageo is hoping to “re-imagine” Smirnoff as a true challenger rather than a tired leader by appealing to Millennials. 

Diageo sells Argentinian wine interests to Grupo Peñaflor

Diageo has agreed the sale of its wine interests in Argentina to Grupo Peñaflor.

Diageo brands help boost United Spirits results

Diageo’s United Spirits has reported an increase in half-year and second-quarter sales. 

Diageo GTR launches three 'exceptionally rare' Scotch whiskies

Diageo has unveiled three “exceptionally rare” single malt Scotch whiskies for Travel Retail.

Diageo sells its US wine brands and Percy Fox to Treasury

Diageo has sold its major US wine interests, plus Percy Fox in the UK, to Treasury Wine Estates.

Diageo launches biggest campaign in Johnnie Walker's history

Diageo has launched its "largest ever” global marketing campaign for Johnnie Walker.

Loomes appointed country director, Diageo Ireland

Diageo Ireland has announced that Oliver Loomes has been made country director.