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Is Diageo wise to bring back Brora and Port Ellen?

I’ve heard both sides on today’s news from Diageo. One friend is getting quite excited at being able to buy a bottle of a single malt Scotch...

Ben Cooper | 9 Oct 2017

In the second part of this month's Sustainability Spotlight, Ben Cooper continues his review of the findings from a new report from Ceres on water stewardship, which identifies the leaders and the laggards in the beverage sector, as well as flags the issues that require particular attention.

Ben Cooper | 6 Oct 2017

The beverage sector's performance on water stewardship has come under close scrutiny with the publication of a new report from sustainability non-profit organisation Ceres. In a two-part special feature, Ben Cooper examines Ceres' findings and what they say about the beverage sector's response to arguably the most challenging sustainability issue it faces.

Lucy Britner | 25 Sep 2017

In the most recent of Diageo's series of 'brunch-time' conference calls with regional presidents, John Kennedy - president Europe, Russia & Turkey - offered an overview of the division to the analyst community. Here, just-drinks takes a closer look at some of the key topics covered in last week's call, including new efficiency measures, the performance of the group's Reserve brands portfolio and the company's innovation pipeline.

Chris Losh | 19 Sep 2017

It's a question that has been asked a thousand times. But, Chris Losh is nothing if not persistent, especially at a time when other multi-category companies are giving wine the big heave-ho.

Latest Interviews

Olly Wehring | 9 Oct 2017

Earlier today, Diageo announced plans to invest GBP35m (US$46m) in reopening two of its Scotch whisky distilleries that have been closed for 34 years. Work is set to begin on the Port Ellen and Brora sites - Port Ellen still houses a maltings unit, while Brora is next to Diageo's Clynelish distillery - in the coming months, ahead of becoming operational by 2020. Shortly after the announcement, just-drinks spoke to the group's head of whisky outreach, Nick Morgan, about the news.

Lucy Britner | 27 Jul 2017

Following today's full-year 2017 results, just-drinks spoke to Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes about regional challenges, product innovation and acquisition strategy.

Latest News

Andy Morton | 23 Oct 2017

A new fruit cider brand backed by former Diageo and Pernod Ricard executives has launched in the UK market.

Andy Morton | 18 Oct 2017

A new Irish whiskey company founded by one of the creator's of Diageo's World Class bartender competition has launched its first bottle.

Lucy Britner | 16 Oct 2017

Diageo has lined up a new campaign for its Crown Royal whisky brand in the US, in collaboration with actor and comedian JB Smoove. 

Andy Morton | 10 Oct 2017

A day after Diageo pledged to revive two "lost" distilleries, fellow Scotch whisky producer Ian Macleod Distillers has revealed plans to bring Falkirk's Rosebank distillery back to life.

Andy Morton | 9 Oct 2017

Diageo is to return to production two so-called "lost" Scotch whisky distilleries with a GBP35m (US$46m) investment.

Lucy Britner | 6 Oct 2017

Diageo has lined up a new marketing campaign for its Smirnoff vodka brand in the Canadian market.

Lucy Britner | 5 Oct 2017

Diageo has re-released its seasonal Captain Morgan rum expression to the US market. 

Andy Morton | 29 Sep 2017

Pabst Brewing Co has appointed Diageo's former Smirnoff marketing head, Matt Bruhn, as its CMO.

Lucy Britner | 26 Sep 2017

Diageo has lined up a limited edition iteration of its Johnnie Walker blended Scotch powerhouse, developed in a collaboration between Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve and the brand's master blender, Jim Beveridge.

Andy Morton | 21 Sep 2017

Fever-Tree has appointed Diageo's former innovation head to lead its own new products strategy.

Lucy Britner | 20 Sep 2017

Diageo has said it expects the ban of alcohol sales next to highways in India, as well as a later Chinese New Year, to impact its growth in the first half of fiscal-2018.

Lucy Britner | 18 Sep 2017

Diageo has lined up a new advertising campaign for its Guinness brand in the UK and Ireland. 

Olly Wehring | 11 Sep 2017

The International Alliance for Responsible Drinking has released its fourth annual Producers’ Commitments progress report.

Olly Wehring | 11 Sep 2017

Diageo’s US division has started airing a television advert in the country for its Crown Royal Canadian whisky brand, encouraging consumers to consume alcohol in moderation and to stay hydrated.

Lucy Britner | 8 Sep 2017

Bacardi and Diageo have been weighing the impact of Hurricane Irma, as the storm moves on through the Caribbean, towards Florida.

Lucy Britner | 31 Aug 2017

Diageo has lined up a second virtual reality experience in the US, to highlight the dangers of binge-drinking.

Lucy Britner | 30 Aug 2017

Diageo has appointed Anheuser-Busch InBev as the exclusive distributor for its Guinness beer brand in mainland China.

Olly Wehring | 25 Aug 2017

India's Supreme Court has tempered the terms of the ban on alcohol sales in proximity to the country's highways, according to local reports.

Andy Morton | 23 Aug 2017

Diageo has added to its Blenders' Batch experimental Johnnie Walker range with three new expressions.

Andy Morton | 21 Aug 2017

Diageo has unveiled a new US bottle for its Captain Morgan rum range.

Sean Clinton | 15 Aug 2017

Diageo has released full details of the latest annual series in its Special Releases Scotch whisky bottlings.

Andy Morton | 14 Aug 2017

Diageo and Ciroc vodka stakeholder Sean 'Diddy' Combs have announced the release of a vanilla variant under the Ciroc brand.

Latest blogs

Andy Morton | 27 Apr 2017

Paul Walsh just can't stay away from the drinks industry.

Andy Morton | 21 Oct 2015

just-drinks is in Cannes this week the Tax Free World Association show. Here's the second part of Andy Morton's blog, which will keep you up-to-date at one of the most important dates in the Travel Retail calendar.

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