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Craft spirits shake-out will be just the beginning

As just-drinks white spirits commentator, Richard Woodard, noted earlier this month, we are experiencing a latter-day Gin Craze. But, here i...

How Treasury is rewriting the rule book - Comment

For years, they said it couldn't be done. In wine, the theory goes, if you're playing a volume game then you can't all of a sudden make the...


Andy Morton | 28 Jul 2016

Today, Diageo reported a lift in full-year underlying net sales. Here just-drinks takes a look at the figures for each of the group's regions:


Andy Morton | 27 Jul 2016

On Thursday (28 July), Diageo will report its full-year results. Here, just-drinks takes a look at how the group has fared in its fourth quarter, the three months to the end of June:


Stephen Beaumont | 21 Jul 2016

Regardless of what country you choose or in which time period it is framed, three words can be used to characterise most early craft beer development: small, undercapitalised and ale. As much as the first two are fairly obvious – we didn't call it 'microbrewing' for nothing, and pretty much all small-scale start-ups are underfunded – the third, ale, is somewhat less self-evident. It is nevertheless directly related to its predecessors.


Richard Woodard | 14 Jul 2016

For years, rum was lined up to be the spirits industry's next big thing. And yet, for all the shining promise of the category's mix of heritage, mixability and positive lifestyle cues, that potential has never quite been fully exploited, particularly in the vital US market. Richard Woodard reports.

Latest Interviews

Lucy Britner | 14 Apr 2016

Much as the markets of Europe and the US tend to dominate the brewing headlines, Diageo's beer business also operates further afield from these craft playgrounds. In the second- of our two-part interview, Diageo's global head of beer, Mark Sandys, details the importance of Africa, the rise of Guinness in Korea and how the company is tackling new restrictions in Indonesia.


Andy Morton | 23 Feb 2016

It is late afternoon on what has been a long day. But, Mark Reynier, formerly the head of Bruichladdich and now founder of Renegade Spirits, still has the energy to vent his grievances over the Irish whiskey industry he has inhabited for just over a year.

Latest News

Lucy Britner | 25 Aug 2016

Diageo has redesigned its Gordon's gin bottle in the UK in an effort to give the brand a more contemporary, premium look. 


Lucy Britner | 24 Aug 2016

Diageo has rolled out a new beer under the Guinness brand, developed at its experimental brewery in Dublin. 


Lucy Britner | 22 Aug 2016

The CEO of Treasury Wine Estates has said the company has had to "reset" the recently-purchased Diageo wine brands, as it moves to increase margins and move away from loss-leading deals. 


Lucy Britner | 19 Aug 2016

Diageo has announced the launch of the latest Guinness campaign, as part of its official broadcast sponsorship of the English Premier League on SuperSport and Canal+ TV channels in Africa.  


Andy Morton | 5 Aug 2016

Diageo is to drop the name 'Guinness' from its US beer and malt beverage unit as it increases investment in other brands, including a new hard soda range.


Lucy Britner | 3 Aug 2016

Diageo has released a cheaper expression of its Haig Club single grain Scotch whisky as it looks to create a broad portfolio for the brand.


Andy Morton | 1 Aug 2016

Diageo's CEO, Ivan Menezes, has said he wants Cîroc to be become less dependent on "big flavour" launches in the US as the vodka brand struggles against sales drops.


Andy Morton | 1 Aug 2016

A UK union has accused Diageo of corporate greed as it ballots members over proposed cuts to staff pensions at the Johnnie Walker maker.


Andy Morton | 28 Jul 2016

Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes has said he has no regrets over the sale of Bushmills, admitting that the company couldn't make the Irish whiskey grow in the US.


Andy Morton | 28 Jul 2016

Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes has said Brexit will not affect Scotch exports, and instead is an opportunity to open up whisky to new markets.


Andy Morton | 28 Jul 2016

Diageo's underlying sales returned to growth for the fiscal year but currency volatility continued to hamper top and bottom lines. 


Andy Morton | 26 Jul 2016

Diageo's head of Travel Retail, Doug Bagley, is to leave the company amid an overhaul of the unit.


Rojita Tiwari | 22 Jul 2016

The wine arm of India's United Spirits has launched its first new product since the unit came under Diageo control.


Andy Morton | 19 Jul 2016

Diageo has started formal consultations with staff over pension plan changes that will affect one-third of its UK workforce.


Andy Morton | 18 Jul 2016

Diageo has confirmed a restructure at Indian unit United Spirits, but has declined to comment on local reports that the shake-up could cost 300 jobs.


Andy Morton | 14 Jul 2016

Diageo's group strategy director, Anna Manz, is to leave after 17 years with the company.


Andy Morton | 13 Jul 2016

Diageo's Smirnoff brand has moved up one place in a list of the world's biggest-selling spirits brands after posting record volumes and strong growth in 2015.


Andy Morton | 12 Jul 2016

Diageo has officially launched Huxley Rare Genus Whiskey, the third spirit in its Whiskey Union range.


Olly Wehring | 11 Jul 2016

Diageo's United Spirits division in India has identified almost US$185m-worth of "improper transactions" involving its former chairman, Vijay Mallya.


Lucy Britner | 6 Jul 2016

Brown-Forman's Jack Daniel's Tennessee Fire brand continues to see declines in the off-premise, according to the latest Nielsen figures published by Cowen & Co. 


Andy Morton | 4 Jul 2016

Diageo-backed incubator fund Distill Ventures has taken a minority stake in Seedlip, a UK producer of so-called non-alcoholic spirits.


Lucy Britner | 30 Jun 2016

Diageo has unveiled labelling of per-serving nutritional facts on its Johnnie Walker Red Label packs, as it looks to encourage drinkers to make informed choices.

Latest blogs

Andy Morton | 21 Oct 2015

just-drinks is in Cannes this week the Tax Free World Association show. Here's the second part of Andy Morton's blog, which will keep you up-to-date at one of the most important dates in the Travel Retail calendar.


Andy Morton | 14 Oct 2015

With the Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller deal nicely on its way, the real business can begin in earnest - thinking up a new company name.

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