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Diageo claims the packaging of Admiral NelsonCANADA: Diageo takes legal action over Heaven Hill's Admiral Nelson's rum

28 March 2014

Diageo has launched a lawsuit in Canada against Heaven Hill Distilleries, claiming that the packaging for the US group's spiced rum brand Admiral Nelson's is too similar to Captain Morgan.

US: Diageo hit with lawsuit over Johnnie Walker Explorers' Club

24 March 2014

Diageo is facing a legal battle over the name of its Johnnie Walker Explorers' Club range after a New York City club for real-life explorers launched a lawsuit.

US: Scotch fear behind Diageo Tennessee whiskey row - Brown-Forman

18 March 2014

Brown-Forman has opened a new front in its row with Diageo over Tennessee whiskey, claiming that the Johnnie Walker owner is trying to weaken global growth in North American whiskey because it threatens Scotch sales.

Editor's Viewpoint - Martini and Formula One - A Match Made in... Bahrain?

7 March 2014

Yesterday morning, I headed into London to attend an event that had been shrouded in secrecy. All I knew was that it concerned Bacardi's Martini brand and - according to the agency - would be “very, very cool”.

UK: Diageo plans US$49m investment at Clynelish Distillery

16 January 2014

Diageo is spending GBP30m (US$49m) to double production capacity at its Clynelish Distillery as part of a previously announced GBP1bn wider investment in Scotch whisky.

US: Diageo brings John Walker Odyssey to US

10 January 2014

Diageo has extended the availability of John Walker & Sons Odyssey to the US.

CHINA: Diageo unveils Johnnie Walker Black Label TV ad - video

17 December 2013

Diageo is launching a new TV advert for Johnnie Walker Black Label in China this month as part of a bid to appeal to the country’s younger drinkers.

UAE: Diageo launches limited Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve design

16 December 2013

Diageo has launched a “limited-edition” design for its Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve to mark the 30th anniversary of airport retailer Dubai Duty Free.

UK: Diageo completes capacity upgrade on Elgin distilleries

27 November 2013

Diageo has completed a GBP14m Diageo has completed a GBP14m (US$22.6m) expansion of two malt whisky distilleries as part of its programme to meet global demand for Scotch.of two malt whisky distilleries as part of its programme to meet increased global demand for Scotch.

GLOBAL: Diageo delivers drink driving message in Johnnie Walker film - video

22 November 2013

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

CZECH: Diageo signs distribution deal with Stock Spirits Group

13 November 2013

Diageo has appointed Stock Spirits Group to exclusively distribute its premium brands across Czech.

GLOBAL: Diageo gives film boost to Alfred Dunhill's Johnnie Walker collection - video

30 October 2013

Diageo has released a short film with Alfred Dunhill to commemorate the launch of a limited-edition Johnnie Walker Blue Label collection designed by the British menswear company.

US: Pernod Ricard, Diageo off-trade Scotch volumes soar - figures

29 October 2013

Pernod Ricard and Diageo's Scotch whisky brands continue to post surging volumes growth in the US off-trade, according to the latest AC Nielsen figures.

TRAVEL RETAIL: Diageo unveils new Johnnie Walker Red Label bottle

29 October 2013

Diageo has launched a new bottle for its Johnnie Walker Red Label Scotch whisky brand across travel retail.

Sustainability in Spirits - Part I - Taking a Value Chain Approach

23 October 2013

just-drinks continues its management briefing series on environmental sustainability this month, with a focus on the spirits industry. Part one of this four-part briefing considers the broader value chain for spirits producers.

TRAVEL RETAIL: Diageo ups Johnnie Walker Travel Retail volumes - Research

21 October 2013

Diageo's Johnnie Walker Scotch whisky brand strengthened its hold on the global Travel Retail market last year, increasing volumes by 15%, new figures have shown.

TRAVEL RETAIL: Diageo readies Johnnie Walker travel retail launch

18 October 2013

Diageo has confirmed the release of the latest – and last – expression in the 'Trade Routes' series of its Johnnie Walker Explorers' Club Collection travel retail range.

AFRICA: Meta Abo brewery buy to drive Diageo spirits in Ethiopia

15 October 2013

Diageo has hailed the successful transition of its Meta Abo beer purchase in Ethiopia, and is looking to piggyback some of its international spirits brands on its brewing footprint in the country.

UK: Diageo gives Johnnie Walker Red Label GBP7.2m push

14 October 2013

Diageo is launching a new GBP7.2m (US$11.5m) marketing campaign for Johnnie Walker Red Label in Britain in a bid to attract younger drinkers to the Scotch whisky category.

S KOREA: Diageo takes Johnnie Walker House to Seoul

27 September 2013

Diageo has opened its latest Johnnie Walker House, in South Korea, as the Scotch retail “experience” moves outside of China for the first time.

just On Call - Diageo ups on-trade focus after taking "foot off the pedal"

18 September 2013

Diageo has been too heavily focussed on off-trade distribution in global markets in recent years and took its “foot off the pedal” in the on-trade, a senior company executive has admitted.

TRAVEL RETAIL: Diageo launches Johnnie Walker city skylines bottles

5 September 2013

Diageo has unveiled a limited-edition travel retail range of designs for its Johnnie Walker brand featuring skylines of famous cities.

just For Subscribers - The week in drinks

23 August 2013

Here are the ten most viewed, subscriber-only items on just-drinks this week:

US: Diageo rolls out Johnnie Walker Platinum blend

21 August 2013

Diageo has expanded the release of Johnnie Walker Scotch whisky variant Platinum Label to the US.

Comment - Spirits - Searching for the Next Johnnie Walker

20 August 2013

This month, Ian Buxton runs the rule over Diageo's recently-announced spirits start-up support programme.

just the Round-Up - The week in drinks

9 August 2013

The top ten stories published on just-drinks this week:

TRAVEL RETAIL: Wine, spirits FY volumes up despite Brazil slowdown

6 August 2013

A stuttering Brazil pulled back global travel retail wines & spirits sales last year but the category continued to find strong growth as Africa and the Middle East surged, a new survey has shown.

UK: Diageo moves to clarify bottling switch report

5 August 2013

Diageo has dismissed a media report suggesting that it is moving the bottling of the Johnnie Walker Scotch whisky brand from Scotland to England.

Focus - Diageo's FY Performance by Region, Brands

31 July 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.

just the Winners - International Spirits Challenge 2013: Scotch Whisky

25 July 2013

Last week, the International Spirits Challenge announced the full list of gold medal and trophy-winning spirits brands for 2013. Here is the list of Scotch whisky winners.

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