Diageo invests £1m in Talisker distillery

Diageo has invested £1 million in a visitor centre at its Talisker distillery on the Isle of Skye.

Diageo launches coffee flavoured Smirnoff

Diageo has unveiled a Smirnoff variant, Espresso Smirnoff.

Diageo to open gin palace

Diageo is to open a pop-up gin palace in London.

Diageo announces global supply operations review

Diageo has announced that its global supply and procurement operation will be refocused to improve supplying its 21 key markets.

Johnnie Walker's The Gold Route launches

Diageo has released the second blend in the Johnnie Walker Explorers' Club range, which is a duty free exclusive.

Diageo rolls out new Baileys bottle

Diageo has repackaged its cream liqueur brand Baileys in a bottle with a “greater sense of femininity”.

Two new WSET trustees

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has announced two new trustees - Mentzendorff managing director Andrew Hawes and Jonathan Driver who, after leaving Diageo in 2006, has become a global consultant.

Diageo's freeze-and-squeeze cocktails to launch in Europe

Diageo has rolled out its line of Parrot Bay ‘freeze-and-squeeze’ cocktails to eight European countries.

Talisker whips up a Storm

Diageo is to launch Talisker Storm – a “more intense and smoky” expression with “vibrant maritime notes”.

Ireland: Diageo brewery expansion begins

Diageo Ireland has said the delivery of ten new giant brewing vessels “underscores” its commitment to the future of brewing at its Dublin brewery - St James’s Gate.

Diageo to expand its archive

Diageo has announced plans to invest £1.5 million in expanding the its global brand archive.

Diageo prioritises current brands over acquisitions

Paul Walsh has disputed there are bourbon and tequila gaps in Diageo’s portfolio and said the group’s priority is building existing brands, not acquisitions.

Diageo sees silver lining in southern Europe cloud

Diageo CEO Paul Walsh today said down-trading markets in southern Europe could have a positive effect on Diageo’s Scotch brands.

Diageo announces interim results

Diageo, the world’s largest premium alcoholic drinks company, has announced its interim results for the six months ended December 31, 2012

Diageo World Class sets sail

Diageo is to host its 2013 World Class competition onboard a cruise ship.

Diageo agrees JV with UBs’ South African sorghum beer business

Diageo has announced an agreement to buy a 50% interest in the company which owns United National Breweries’ traditional sorghum beer business inSouth Africa.

Diageo fires new Bulleit

Diageo has launched a 10 year old expression of Bulleit Bourbon in the US.

USL shareholders approve allotment of shares to Diageo

Diageo has announced shareholders of United Spirits Limited have approved the preferential allotment to Diageo, at a price of INR1440 per share, of new shares amounting to 10% of the post-issue enlarged share capital of USL.

Diageo cuts Cuervo ties

Diageo has terminated discussions with JB y Compania SA de CV and Lanceros SA de CV over the sale of Jose Cuervo tequila.

Captain Morgan reaches 10m case sales

Diageo’s Captain Morgan reached the milestone of 10 million 9-litre case sales during the year ending November 30.

Diageo invests $10m to "empower women"

Diageo is to launch US$10 million strategy to "empower" two million women in 17 countries in Asia-Pacific by 2017.

Diageo and Suntory in talks to buy Beam?

Diageo and Suntory have held talks about bidding $10 billion for American drinks giant, Beam, according to reports in today’s Sunday Telegraph (December 9).

Diageo sponsors New Year’s Eve travel

Diageo the world’s largest premium drinks company in the world, is to sponsor public transport in London and Edinburgh on New Year’s Eve.

Oobertock gets Diageo and C&C onboard

Online wholesale business, Ooberstock, has signed up Diageo’s Guinness and C&C’s Magners cider to its portfolio of brands.

Diageo gets United Spirits

India has huge tax tariffs and a labyrinthine bureaucracy. At the moment most Indian whisky drinkers have to raise a second mortgage to get their hands on a decent bottle of scotch...

Diageo to buy 27.4% stake in United Spirits

Diageo plc, United Breweries (Holdings) Limited and United Spirits Limited have announced agreements under which Diageo would acquire a 27.4% stake in USL, the leading spirits company in India.

Presidential appointments for Diageo

Diageo has announced three changes to the executive committee, with immediate effect.

US court dismisses Colombian lawsuit against Pernod Ricard

Pernod Ricard has announced that the lawsuit brought against the company, Diageo and Seagram in New York by a number of regional departments of Colombia, has been dismissed, without prejudice.

Diageo happy with 50/50 Zacapa deal

Diageo has not enquired about increasing its stake in Zacapa, the Guatemalan rum brand of which it owns a 50% share, Drinks International has been told.

Limited edition Bell’s in aid of Help The Heroes

Diageo has introduced a limited edition bottle of Bell’s to raise £1 million for Help The Heroes charity.

Diageo announces more scotch expansion

Diageo has announced that it has applied for planning permission to double the capacity of Glen Ord, a Highland malt whisky distillery near Inverness.

World’s leading drinks producers agree efforts to reduced harmful use of alcohol

A series of actions designed to strengthen and expand existing efforts to reduce the harmful use of alcohol, have been agreed by the world’s leading producers of beer, wine and spirits.

Indian whisky in scotch’s back yard

Last night Indian whisky producer, John Distilleries, unveiled its first single cask whisky in London recently.

Diageo launches global Baileys campaign

Diageo is to launch a global marketing campaign for its Baileys cream liqueur. A television and print campaign is to appear in every continent, from October 7.

Smirnoff launches nightlife campaign

Diageo has announced a £7 million media campaign in the UK for Smirnoff its leading vodka brand.

New Guinness advert Cloud previews

Diageo today (October 1) launched a new Guinness advertising campaign, named Cloud, on Facebook ahead of its general release in the UK and Ireland.

Diageo and United Spirits confirm talks

Drinks giants Diageo and United Spirits have confirmed they are in talks over Diageo acquiring a stake in United Spirits.

Baileys Orange Truffle launches

Diageo has launched a limited edition flavour of its Baileys cream liqueur. Baileys Orange Truffle will be available in travel retail between October 2012 and January 2013.

Diageo releases rare scotches

Diageo has announced the release of some rare single malt scotch whiskies to be launched this autumn in the Special Releases series. All are at natural cask strength.

Diageo plans a new malt whisky distillery

Diageo has announced that it is submiting pre-planning applications for three potential locations for a new malt whisky distillery.

Facebook ruling "strange" says Diageo

The Australian Advertising Standards Bureau’s ruling that brands’ Facebook pages should be treated as advertising has been branded as “strange” by Diageo’s CEO.

Diageo unveils a new Johnnie Walker blend

Diageo has launched the John Walker & Sons Odyssey, a new Johnnie Walker blend which is being rolled out initially in the Asia Pacific region.

Diageo targets women, middle classes and over 50s

Diageo is looking to “get stronger” as a business by targeting women, the over 50s, emerging middle classes, and multicultural groups.

Diageo poised for baijiu opportunities

CEO of Diageo, Paul Walsh, has outlined the potential of the global baiijiu market and has stated that the company is ready for further acquisition in the category.   

Diageo announces net sales growth of 6%

Diageo has announced a 6% net sales growth and 9% increase in operating profit for the year ended June 30, 2012.

New Guinness ad Paint the Town Black readies to air

Diageo has unveiled a new Guinness TV advert in collaboration with Saatchi & Saatchi entitled Paint the Town Black.

Diageo launches a Chinese white spirit to the UK market

Diageo, has launched Chinese white spirit brand, Shui Jing Fang, onto the UK domestic market.

Diageo appoints Menezes to the board

Ivan Menezes has been appointed to the Diageo board as an executive director with effect from July 2.

Sales of Captain Morgan to match Bacardi, says Diageo

Sales of Captain Morgan rum will one day catch up with Bacardi, according to Diageo.

Diageo adds to shares in Vietnam's Halico

Diageo has successfully closed its public offer to acquire an additional 10.62% stake in Hanoi Liquor Joint Stock Company (Halico) in Vietnam.