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Will Brown-Forman prosper from vodka decline?

If the spirits story of the last 40 years has been vodka's ascent to domination, are we now witnessing a whiskey fightback?...

Don Julio: Diageo's Mexican Trojan Horse

Last week, Diageo announced plans to invest US$400m on its operations in Mexico. While the headlines centred on the company's Don Julio Tequ...

Diageo banks on China's wider gifting culture

Gifting is still an “integral” part of wider Chinese culture, but the country's anti-extravagance campaign has been “incredibly disruptive”,...

Comment - Spirits - Where Next for Scotch Whisky?

The Scotch whisky category appears to have hit a tipping point. What does the future look like for the until-recently booming category? Ian...

Latest Interviews

Interview - CEO of Brown-Forman 13 Dec 2012

Ben Cooper

Earlier this year, Ben Cooper met the CEO of Brown-Forman, Paul Varga, in the company's heartland, the US. In the first instalment of this two-part interview, the two look at Brown-Forman's position in the drinks industry, its portfolio of spirits brands and its prospects and ambitions in the emerging markets.


Interview - Diageo president of LatAm & Caribbean 28 May 2012

Olly Wehring

Earlier today (28 May), Diageo announced that it will buy the Ypióca cachaça brand in Brazil from Ypióca Agroindustrial Limitada for BRL900m (US$453.9m). As part of its press material, the company issued a short interview with the president of its Latin America and Caribbean operations, Randy Millian, in which he discussed the purchase.

Latest News

Diageo teams Johnnie Walker up with Entourage 28 Apr 2015

Andy Morton

Diageo has launched a Johnnie Walker Scotch whisky ad in partnership with a new movie based on the US TV show Entourage.


just a While Ago - On 24 April in... 24 Apr 2015

Olly Wehring

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


Pernod unveils Absolut Elyx House in New York 7 Apr 2015

Andy Morton

Pernod Ricard has opened a "brand home" in New York for its Absolut Elyx vodka that doubles as its US head's private residence.


just a While Ago - On 17 March in... 17 Mar 2015

Olly Wehring

Here's a look at what was happening on this day in...


Diageo "smart bottle" targets consumers at home 25 Feb 2015

Andy Morton

Diageo has unveiled a new “smart bottle” that can send consumers targeted marketing even after purchase.

Company research

Spirits in the Philippines

Spirits in the Philippines

In 2013, total volume sales decreased by 6% to reach 758 million litres. This drop is mainly attributed to tax reform, with additional taxes raising prices of spirits. Various responses to higher pric...

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Cider/Perry in Taiwan

Cider/Perry in Taiwan

As most channels in Taiwan do not offer cider/perry products, they remained unpopular in 2012. Only premium supermarkets/hypermarkets, restaurants and pub/bars sold cider/perry products in their outle...

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Beer in the Philippines

Beer in the Philippines

Beer has been greatly affected by the implementation of the revised excise tax, registering a 12% decline in total volume sales in 2013. Middle-class beer drinkers have reduced their consumption. As t...

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