Diageo is planning Scotch whisky festival in Mexico as part of the country's celebration this year of 200 years of independence from Spain.

Diageo has launched the Whisky Festival in Mexico this month. Several companies have tied their promotions in Mexico this year to the independence anniversary.

Diageo will host food and drink evening events to publicise some of its and Scotland's best-known whisky brands, including Johnnie Walker, Buchanan's, Old Parr, Vat 69, Black & White and J&B. The initiative is supported by the British Embassy in Mexico.

The event's slogan will read: "Celebrating life every day, everywhere, with a glass of Scotch whisky." As part of the event, Diaego has set up the whiskyfestival.com website and will raffle four trips to Scotland.