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Rye: No Longer on the Rocks - Comment

The brown spirits category continues to see segments rise and fall in popularity. This month, Ian Buxton looks at rye, which has surprised m...

just the Facts – The Power 100 2015

Earlier today (10 June), brand valuation consultancy Intangible Business released the results of its latest survey of the world's wine and s...


just the Facts – The Power 100 2014

Olly Wehring | 2 Jun 2014

Earlier today (2 June), brand valuation consultancy Intangible Business released the results of its latest survey of the world's wine and spirits brands. Here's a look at 'The Power 100', along with the methodology used to draw up the list.


Analysis - Rival bids for Beam Inc unlikely

Andy Morton | 13 Jan 2014

Suntory's proposed US$16bn takeover of Beam Inc is the first publicly-acknowledged attempt to buy the pure-play spirits company since it was formed out of Fortune Brands in 2011. But will it be the first and only chapter in this story?


Focus - Diageo's Q1 Sales by Region

Olly Wehring | 17 Oct 2013

Earlier today (17 October), Diageo posted a 3.1% lift in sales in the three months to the end of September. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance in the period by region.


Focus - Diageo's FY Performance by Region, Brands

Olly Wehring | 31 Jul 2013

Earlier today (31 July), Diageo posted rising sales and profits for the 12 months to the end of June. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at the company's performance in the period by region and by brand.

Latest Interviews

Diageo's global category director of whisk(e)y

Olly Wehring | 27 Apr 2012

Earlier this year, just-drinks sat down with David Gates, the global category director of whisk(e)y at Diageo, to talk about Johnnie Walker, Formula One, Scotch and the other whisk(e)y sub-categories.


just the Answer - Irish Distillers

Michelle Russell | 8 Nov 2011

This month's 'just the Answer' sees Michelle Russell talk to the international brand development director for Irish Distillers, Simon Fay.

Latest News

Rye whiskey volumes surge in US - figures

Lucy Britner | 11 Aug 2015

Rye whiskey volumes have grown more than 500% in the last five years, according to figures from the US Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS).


NPD: Diageo's Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye

Olly Wehring | 11 May 2015

Diageo has released the first blended rye whisky from its Crown Royal Canadian whisky brand.


San Francisco World Spirits Best in Show I

Olly Wehring | 8 Apr 2015

Late last month, the 15th annual San Francisco World Spirits Competition took place. Last week, the list of Best in Show awards was released. Here is part one of the full list of winners.


Diageo inks UK distribution deals

James Wilmore | 26 Jan 2015

Diageo is aiming to grow five of its smaller brands in the UK after signing new distribution agreements with Marblehead and Catalyst Brands.


Diageo welcomes verdict on Crown Royal "confusion"

James Wilmore | 18 Dec 2014

Diageo has claimed victory in a legal battle with Mexcor over its Crown Royal Canadian whisky brand.


Diageo bids to avoid bottling plant strike

James Wilmore | 7 Jan 2014

Diageo has said it is hoping to “work together” with a union at one its Canadian bottling plants as the threat of a strike looms.


Diageo delivers drink driving message in F1 film

Andy Morton | 22 Nov 2013

Diageo has launched a powerful new anti-drink driving film, tied to its Johnnie Walker brand.


Diageo brands get marketing push in new NBA tie-up

Andy Morton | 21 Nov 2013

Three Diageo brands are set for new campaigns after the group signed a “multi-year” deal with the NBA to be the US basketball league's exclusive spirits partner.


Diageo signals move into high-end Bourbon

James Wilmore | 20 Nov 2013

Diageo is set to bolster its interest in Bourbon with new premium launches, but the group's CEO has not ruled out acquisitions in the thriving, wider category.


Big beer, spirits brands suffer in US on-trade

James Wilmore | 4 Nov 2013

Big brands across all alcohol categories in the US have lost combined share in the on-trade this year, with top-selling beers suffering the most as new products have proliferated, according to latest figures.


Brazil, Nigeria weak but Q3 in line for Diageo

Olly Wehring | 18 Apr 2013

Diageo has highlighted slowing growth in two important emerging markets in its third quarter, but sales in the year-to-date remain in line with expectations.


Diageo alleges Crown Royal 'confusion' in lawsuit

James Wilmore | 28 Mar 2013

Diageo has launched a lawsuit that accuses a rival of copying the packaging of its Crown Royal Canadian whisky brand.


Diageo backs away from 'flavoured' Scotch move

Ian Buxton | 21 Mar 2013

Diageo has distanced itself from entering the 'flavoured' Scotch whisky arena, as Bacardi readies a honey-”infused” expression of its Dewar's Scotch brand.


Diageo's Crown Royal Maple Finished whiskey

Andy Morton | 9 Nov 2012

Diageo has launched a maple-flavoured extension to its Crown Royal Canadian whiskey range.


Diageo gets Cabin Fever whisky brand

Olly Wehring | 7 Jun 2012

Diageo has acquired the Cabin Fever maple-flavoured whisky brand from the Robillard family in the US.


Diageo's Crown Royal XR

Olly Wehring | 17 May 2012

Diageo's Crown Royal XR


Diageo poised to add to Captain Morgan stable

Olly Wehring | 17 Nov 2011

Diageo is lining up an extension for its Captain Morgan rum brand in the US.


Pernod sees further US growth for Jameson

Michelle Russell | 8 Nov 2011

Pernod Ricard's Irish Distillers unit has said that it has "tonnes of scope" to grow its Jameson whiskey brand further in the US.


Diageo, Facebook multi-million dollar deal

Chris Mercer | 19 Sep 2011

Diageo has announced a multi-million dollar marketing tie-up with Facebook, with a particular focus on emerging markets in Southeast Asia and Brazil.


Diageo spreads Crown Royal NASCAR programme

Olly Wehring | 29 Jul 2011

Diageo's Crown Royal whisky brand is expanding its “Your Name Here” NASCAR promotion in the US to honour “all of the nation's heroes” next year.


Diageo signs New York Giants deal

just-drinks.com editorial team | 28 Jun 2010

Diageo has is to sponsor the National Football League's New York Giants and the team's New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.


Beam Global appoints marketing chief

just-drinks.com editorial team | 22 Sep 2009

Beam Global Spirits & Wine has appointed Kevin George as senior vice president and global chief marketing officer.

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