Diageo is looking to up the presence of its Guinness stout beer in India.

The company, which began a limited roll-out of the beer in Delhi and Bombay earlier this year, has confirmed that a national roll-out can be expected "within the next few months."

Speaking to just-drinks today (18 April) a spokesperson for the company in India, said: "We plan to introduce Guinness in Bangalore within the next ten days. A roll-out across the whole country will begin within the next few months."

The spokesperson said that Guinness is available in both the on- and off-trade in the two cities. "India is primarily a lager beer market, so we have been focussing on locations where people are already familiar with stout, such as high-end restaurants and five-star hotels.

"Guinness has been well accepted in India since its launch in January," the spokesperson said, without giving added details.