Tag Archives: Diageo

• Studebaker, not a car, is a new line of bottled whisky cocktails

Studebaker, not a car, is a new line of bottled whisky cocktails

Easy peasy, cocktails for lazy people! Who needs a bartender? The labels sure are beautiful. What do you think of bottled cocktails? Have you tried any? Please let us know so we can save ourselves the disappointment. From the press release: “Inspired by the Prohibition classics, STUDEBAKER™ uses the finest Canadian Whisky, masterfully blended and […]

• Officer’s Choice Top Spirits Brand Overtakes Smirnoff Vodka

Officer’s Choice Top Spirits Brand Overtakes Smirnoff Vodka

Indian whisky brand Officer’s Choice is in high spirits. It has emerged as the world’s largest spirits brand by volume, surpassing sales of Smirnoff Vodka. In calendar year 2014, 28.4 million cases of Officer’s Choice were sold, compared to 25.6 million of Smirnoff owned by London-based liquor company Diageo. The Kishore Chhabria-promoted Allied Blenders & Distillers (ABD)’s […]

• Ex-Diageo Director to Launch Whisky Investment Firm

Ex-Diageo Director to Launch Whisky Investment Firm

A former Diageo commercial director is to launch a new platform designed to give investors the chance to profit from maturing whisky, having raised more than £1 million through crowdfunding. Founded by Paul Tustain, the CEO and founder of BullionVault, and ex-Commercial Director of Diageo, Rupert Patrick, Whisky Investment Direct achieved its funding target of £1,002,972 via […]

• Diageo shares rocket on Brazilian billionaire buyout rumours

Diageo shares rocket on Brazilian billionaire buyout rumours

The Diageo stock price rocketed early on Monday on rumours that Brazilian billionaire Jorge Paulo Lemann is looking to buyout the world’s largest producer of spirits. Shares in the London-listed company jumped by over 8% within the first 10 minutes of trading.

• Wine Online: How The Internet Revolutionized The Wine Market

Wine Online: How The Internet Revolutionized The Wine Market

Think of the wine trade and what image comes to mind? Probably a bunch of old men having a point-scoring chat about carbonic maceration, in fancy accents. Well, you’re wrong: the Internet is changing what we drink, how we buy it, and how we talk about it. One of the most basic changes is transparency […]

• Ready for smart liquor bottles talking to smart phones?

Ready for smart liquor bottles talking to smart phones?

The message-in-a-bottle routine is going Wi-Fi. And that means pretty soon you’ll have your very own mini Times Square at the bar, right on the bottle. “Everyone likes to see their name in lights,” says Brandon Laidlaw, president and chief operating officer of Pleasanton, California-based Medea vodka, which recently introduced a liquor bottle equipped with […]

• How United Spirits gave Diageo a long, heavy hangover

How United Spirits gave Diageo a long, heavy hangover

Mixing Johnnie Walker scotch with Bagpiper whisky was bound to be fraught with the risk of a hangover. Ever since it struck a $2 billion deal (which became costlier later) to buy a majority stake in United Spirits Ltd in November 2012, Diageo Plc. has been hit by a series of roadblocks and embarrassments in […]

• 20 Top Whiskies At San Francisco World Spirits Competition

20 Top Whiskies At San Francisco World Spirits Competition

The results are in from the world’s most prestigious spirits competition. The San Francisco World Spirits Competition took place last month, showcasing the very best of some 1,500 liquors.  In all, nearly 50 bottles won awards – but we know what you’re here for, so we compiled a list of this year’s top whiskeys. From the […]

• Lost Spirits Disruptive Technology: Spirits Age 20 Yrs in 6 Days

Lost Spirits Disruptive Technology: Spirits Age 20 Yrs in 6 Days

SALINAS, Calif. /California Newswire/ — California-based Lost Spirits LLC today announced it has built a new type of chemical reactor capable of making aged spirits with a near identical chemical signature to 20 year old barrel aged products. The new reactors are compact, portable, and will be deployed to 5 distilleries in a beta-test this […]

• An Investor’s Insight into the Alcoholic Beverage Industry

An Investor’s Insight into the Alcoholic Beverage Industry

Overview The beverage industry can be classified into nonalcoholic and alcoholic beverage categories. According to Beverage Marketing Corporation, the carbonated soft drink is the key nonalcoholic beverage category with a market share of 33.1% of the total US beverage market volume. Alcoholic beverages, primarily beer, also form a dominant part of the US beverage market. […]

• The 5 Hottest Alcohol Trends of 2015

The 5 Hottest Alcohol Trends of 2015

Last year saw a plethora of acquisitions, led by Suntory’s acquisition of Beam, which was only exceeded in the surprise stakes by Emperador’s acquisition of Whyte & Mackay. Less surprising was Diageo’s strengthening of its position in tequila with a series of acquisitions, including giving up its Bushmills Irish whiskey brand and gaining a majority […]

• Diageo To Produce Own Craft Beer

Diageo To Produce Own Craft Beer

Diageo, a major producer of beer (Guinness, Harp, Red Stripe, Smithwick’s) and the world’s largest producer of spirits (with a list that probably makes up 80% of your local liquor store shelves), has decided to take a foray into craft beer with the new brewery, Thump Keg Brewing Co. It should be no secret that their […]

• Nick Offerman wrote a musical ode to whisky

Nick Offerman wrote a musical ode to whisky

In case you haven’t heard, Nick Offerman is a man’s man. Through the slow melding of his own personality with that of his Parks And Recreation character Ron Swanson, Offerman conjures up archetypes of push broom mustaches, woodworking, emotional restraint, and whisky. Fans of Offerman, Swanson, and Scotch whisky will enjoy his tribute to the […]

• Irish Bushmills sold to Mexican giant

Irish Bushmills sold to Mexican giant

One of Ireland’s best-known whiskey brands has been sold to the Mexican drinks company Jose Cuervo. The company confirmed the deal today. “We are immensely proud of these achievements, and while we recognise that today’s announcement does represent a change for Bushmills we are confident that Jose Cuervo – a company with a proven commitment […]

• David Beckham Launches Own Whiskey, Called Haig Club

David Beckham Launches Own Whiskey, Called Haig Club

Apparently, David Beckham is a whiskey man. A Scotch guy, to be precise. The retired soccer star recently launched Haig Club, a single-grain Scotch whisky, with the help of “American Idol” creator Simon Fuller and international liquor conglomerate Diageo. (Yep, the spirit is spelled both “whiskey” and “whisky”—it’s a sore grammatical subject.) Beckham celebrated the launch […]