Tag Archives: Guinness

• Celebrity Booze! This Time It’s The Pogues Whiskey Brand

Celebrity Booze! This Time It’s The Pogues Whiskey Brand

Irish band, The Pogues, collaborating with West Cork Distillers to launch The Pogues Irish Whiskey. The target market is 25 – 30 year olds. Duh. It will sell for around $47. I wonder if they are in there actually making the stuff. If not, what does it mean to have a celebrity simply put their […]

• 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 […]

• Happy St. Paddy’s Day! Tracing the origin of green beer

Happy St. Paddy’s Day! Tracing the origin of green beer

It’s funny — Google “St. Patrick’s Day” and “green beer” and just like that, links to dozens of recipes, videos too, appear. Search instead for the origin of this now-prolific holiday tradition and the applicant pool narrows significantly. And even then, a glance at some of the most promising headlines leave you empty-handed, more often than not, […]

• 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 […]

• Science. Why we spill coffee more often than beer.

Science. Why we spill coffee more often than beer.

Transporting a round of beers from the bar to your table is an achievable task, but you probably wouldn’t want to carry three cups of coffee without lids. Scientists at Princeton and NYU are explaining why: When it comes to beer, we have the bubbles to thank, the Smithsonianreports. Using high-speed cameras, the researchers recorded […]

• Seriously. Starbucks is Testing Out a Latte That Tastes Like Beer

Seriously. Starbucks is Testing Out a Latte That Tastes Like Beer

Maybe since Starbucks has taken over the world with the pumpkin spice latte (PSL), they think they can do whatever they want. Like create a latte that tastes like beer. The Dark Barrel Latte, made with a flavored syrup that reportedly tastes like dark stout beers like Guinness, is the coffee company’s latest latte venture, […]

• Guinness Launching 2 New Beers to Crack Craft Beer Market

Guinness Launching 2 New Beers to Crack Craft Beer Market

‘Sweet and smooth with malt and dark caramel notes’ Macrobrewer Guinness is taking aim at the microbrewing market with the launch of two new craft beers “inspired” by the painstaking brewing techniques from the 19th century, or as the company calls it, the “golden age of porters.” The promotional materials lay a heavy emphasis on […]

• Diageo net sales drop by £1.1 billion (approx $1,719,777,322)

Diageo net sales drop by £1.1 billion (approx $1,719,777,322)

Diageo saw its net sales tumble by £1.1 billion in 2014 with weak sales in emerging markets and a continued slowdown in China blamed, as the company posted its end of year results today. Overall the company reported a net profit of £2.25 billion, a drop of 8% on 2013, with net sales falling by 9% […]

• Beer-Tapping Physics: Why Hitting A Bottle Makes A Foam Volcano

Beer-Tapping Physics: Why Hitting A Bottle Makes A Foam Volcano

Ah, the old beer-tapping prank: One strong hit on the top of an open beer bottle, and poof! Your IPA explodes into a brewski volcano. “In one second, most of your beer has really turned into foam,” says physicist of Carlos III University in Madrid. “You better have put the bottle into your mouth, because […]

• You’ve Probably Been Pouring & Drinking Guinness The Wrong Way Your Entire Life

You’ve Probably Been Pouring & Drinking Guinness The Wrong Way Your Entire Life

Guinness is consumed all over the world. But it wasn’t until Business Insider took a tour of the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, Ireland, that we realized we’d been drinking and pouring the “milkshake of beers” all wrong. Mark McGovern, head of media relations for Guinness Storehouse and its parent company Diageo, gave us a tour […]

• 12 Most Common Beer Myths Exploded

12 Most Common Beer Myths Exploded

Beer gets a bad rap. It’s blamed for so much of society’s ills, when it should be celebrated as one of the finest beverages created. There are a number of persistent myths and urban legends about beer that are passed around that unfairly distort the facts and confuse beer drinkers. At LegendsOfBeer.com, we’d like to […]

• 5 Ways to Use Leftover Beer. Who Has Leftover Beer?

5 Ways to Use Leftover Beer. Who Has Leftover Beer?

St. Patrick’s Day has passed, and you have a ton of beer left over. There is no way you are going to drink it all, so what do you do with it? There are lots of great — and unexpected — ways to use up the leftovers. Here are five of them: Great for the […]

• For the Home Decorating Beer Snob: Pantone Beer Tone Swatches!

For the Home Decorating Beer Snob: Pantone Beer Tone Swatches!

It probably never occurred to you, but imagine, just for a moment, if you could take the color of your favorite type of beer and paint an entire room that exact same shade.  Which beer would you choose?  Something light and airy, like a Corona or other lager?  Or maybe something dark and stormy, like […]

The Royal Family’s Favourite Drinks

The Royal Family’s Favourite Drinks

Can you guess which member of the royal family has Boddingtons for a favourite drink, or who likes the cocktail called a “crack baby”. The House of Windsor was founded in 1917 when King George V changed the name from the German Saxe-Coburg and Gotha because of the anti-German sentiment that was growing in the […]

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• 24-Hour Whiskey Tasting Breaks World Record (Kind Of)

24-Hour Whiskey Tasting Breaks World Record (Kind Of)

The Scots would have set the world record for most whisky tastings in one day, if Guinness officials had actually showed up. The Scottish are known as a hardworking, ambitious people — especially when it comes to alcohol. The Drinks Business reported that in June, a team of whisky aficionados in Scotland set out to […]