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Diageo director moves to Casamigos commercial role

28 Oct 2020

Diageo Europe executive Richard Larkin has been named commercial director at the Diageo-owned Casamigos Tequila & Mezcal.

Discovery releases trailer for Diageo's Johnnie Walker film - video

27 Oct 2020

Diageo has offered a sneak peek of a documentary about blended Scotch whisky brand Johnnie Walker.

Diageo opens Glenkinchie distillery to public after revamp

27 Oct 2020

Diageo has completed an overhaul of its Glenkinchie distillery as part of a wider investment in tourism for the Johnnie Walker brand.

Diageo targets premium flavoured gin with Chase Distillery purchase in the UK

26 Oct 2020

Diageo has started the week with a gin acquisition in the UK, with Chase Distillery set to join the group.

Diageo's The Singleton 38-Year-Old single malt Scotch - Product Launch

23 Oct 2020

Diageo has lined up the roll-out of a limited edition aged expression of its The Singleton single malt Scotch whisky brand.

Diageo carves up LatAm, Caribbean, Global Travel & Sales role as Alberto Gavazzi steps down - just-drinks Exclusive

22 Oct 2020

Diageo is preparing for the departure of its regional head of Latin America & Caribbean, with Alberto Gavazzi set to leave after almost 30 years with the group.

Diageo adds to non-alcoholic beer portfolio with Guinness 0.0

22 Oct 2020

Diageo has launched a non-alcoholic version of its Guinness beer brand in the UK and Ireland.

Diageo partners with artists in Captain Morgan Sliced Apple Spiced Rum US push

21 Oct 2020

Diageo has lined up a number of tie-ups with street artists and content creators as it looks to promote a new Captain Morgan extension in the US. 

Will Q3 bring an end to 2020's hangover, are the softs going hard and would Stock Spirits fancy a beer? - The just-drinks Analyst

20 Oct 2020

The timing of Ian Shackleton's latest consideration of the drinks industry couldn't be better. With the latest results season breaking all around us, who better to survey the situation than just-drinks' in-house analyst?

Diageo expands RTD cocktail line-up with Smirnoff Passion Fruit Martini, Gordon's Pink Martini

19 Oct 2020

Diageo has added two new cocktails to its RTD spirits stable, including a Smirnoff Passion Fruit Martini.

Treasury Wine Estates Performance Trends 2016-2020 - results data

14 Oct 2020

In mid-August, Treasury Wine Estates reported a 9.3% decline in sales from the 12 months to the end of June. A tough second half of the fiscal year, in which the coronavirus pummelled performance, pulled markedly on a first-half when sales came in flat. Here, just-drinks considers the wine group's performance over the last five years.

Diageo director told not to share Brexit talks knowledge

14 Oct 2020

UK watchdogs warned Diageo earlier this year that newly-appointed director John Manzoni must not divulge his "privileged insight" on Brexit negotiations to the alcohol giant.

Ex-Whyte & Mackay head unveils US$19m Wolfcraig Scotch distillery plan

9 Oct 2020

Former Whyte & Mackay chief executive Michael Lunn is to set up a new Scotch whisky distiller in Stirling.

Diageo's Cascade Moon US whiskey - Product Launch

8 Oct 2020

Diageo's Cascade Hollow distillery in Tennessee has launched a new series of limited-edition whiskies under the Cascade Moon Whisky brand name.

Diageo readies Smirnoff Spicy Tamarind refresh for Día de Muertos

7 Oct 2020

Diageo has lined up a packaging revamp for the spicy tamarind variant of vodka brand Smirnoff in the US targeted at next month's Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrations.

Seven Hills Italian gin adopts blockchain for consumer clarity

1 Oct 2020

Italian gin brand Seven Hills has unveiled new packaging, featuring the use of blockchain technology in a move to improve transparency about its production and ingredients for UK consumers.

Diageo to focus on Gen Z, social media in no- and low-alcohol strategy

29 Sep 2020

No- and low-alcohol producers need to make their brand experience as "beautiful" as regular alcohol to engage with Gen Z consumers driving the category, Diageo's commercial director for Guinness has said.

Diageo makes "good start" to fiscal-2021 with US leading the way

28 Sep 2020

Diageo has updated the stock market on its performance since the start of July, with "sequential improvement" reported across its markets.

Diageo sets up UK direct-to-consumer Haig Club store

28 Sep 2020

Diageo has given the Haig Club Scotch whisky brand its own direct-to-consumer website in the UK as alcohol companies continue to ramp up their e-commerce presence post-coronavirus.

Has Diageo opened the door to a takeover, will alcohol-free spirits really take off and is Anheuser-Busch InBev looking for a new leader? - The just-drinks Analyst

22 Sep 2020

In his latest just-drinks outing, former beverages analyst Ian Shackleton ponders Diageo's next move, the opportunity (or otherwise) of 0%-abv spirits and the likelihood of a new CEO at Anheuser-Busch InBev.

Corporate Social Responsibility activations around the world - The IARD Digest - September 2020

18 Sep 2020

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, reviews some of the alcohol industry's recent CSR activities. Here's a look at what's been going on in recent weeks.

Pernod Ricard Performance Trends 2016-2020 - results data

17 Sep 2020

Earlier this month, Pernod Ricard reported a 9.5% fall in sales from the 12 months to the end of June 2020. The decline was slightly sharper than rival Diageo, which saw its top-line slide 8% over the same period. Here, just-drinks considers the group's performance in fiscal-2020 and over the preceding four years.

Beam Suntory signs Wimbledon tie-up for Sipsmith Gin

14 Sep 2020

Beam Suntory's Sipsmith brand has become the Wimbledon tennis tournament's first global gin partner.

Captain Morgan Sliced Apple Spiced Rum - Product Launch

10 Sep 2020

Diageo has launched a Captain Morgan with spiced apple rum flavour in the US.

Pernod Ricard to scale up Absolut paper bottles "as soon as possible"

9 Sep 2020

Pernod Ricard is looking to accelerate its distribution of new paper bottles, which are set for consumer trials before the end of the year.

Beam Suntory's On The Rocks purchase opens door to non-alc - Interview, CEO Albert Baladi

4 Sep 2020

For the CEO of one of the world's biggest spirits companies, Albert Baladi, has a lot of positive things to say about non-alcoholic cocktails.

Why brewers should look to add distilling to their armoury - comment

27 Aug 2020

Category commentator Stephen Beaumont returns with his monthly fix of all things beer. Here Stephen considers the opportunity - and challenge - facing brewers who are thinking of entering the spirits arena.

Diageo relaunches Blade and Bow 22-Year-Old Bourbon

26 Aug 2020

Diageo has re-released the 22-year-old expression of Blade and Bow Bourbon to commemorate the 85th anniversary of the brand's home distillery.

Diageo’s Ketel One Botanical Vodka Spritz - Product Launch

26 Aug 2020

Diageo is to release a range of flavoured, low-calorie, RTD cocktails under its Ketel One brand in the US.

Will Diageo earn its gin wings with Aviation? - comment

25 Aug 2020

As the dust starts to settle on Diageo's announced acquisition of Davos Brands and its Aviation American Gin flagship, spirits commentator Richard Woodard surveys the wider gin category and sees Diageo playing catch-up. Will the move for Aviation plug Diageo's gin gap?

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