Diageo has said it would be "premature to speculate" over rumours it is looking to relocate its global headquarters from Park Royal to a more central, west London location.

Former Diageo Reserve World Class GB champion Jamie Jones has backed this year’s winner, Daniel Warren to flourish in the global final in Berlin later this year.

Daniel Warren from the Last Chance bar in Nottingham was last night (June 19) crowned Diageo Reserve’s World Class Bartender of the Year 2018 GB.

David Gosnell, the executive chairman of Bushmills Irish Whiskey, has been awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire), in the Queen’s Birthday 2018 Honours List. 

Diageo Reserve has announced this year’s 10 World Class GB finalists, following the semi-final heats in London on May 16.

Diageo has announced a £150m investment over three years to transform its Scotch whisky visitor experiences.

Diageo has announced the acquisition of Belsazar GmbH, a premium aperitif from Germany’s Black Forest for an undisclosed fee.

Entries for the Diageo Reserve GB World Class Competition 2018 are now open and the Global Final will take place in Berlin later this year.

Diageo has paired up with consumer insights company Join the Dots to further understand the consumption trends in Africa.

Diageo chief executive Ivan Menezes was answering questions at a special briefing for financial journalists and analysts, on its six month interim results (January 25, see web story).

Tequila sales are beginning to increase globally as Pernod Ricard, Bacardí and Diageo position themselves to profit from the trend.

Diageo sales up 1.7%

25 January, 2018

Diageo, the world’s largest premium spirits company, has announced its interim results for six months ended December 31, 2017.

Global premium drinks company, Diageo is preparing for ‘huge success’ on International Scotch Day held on February 8.

Diageo Global Travel has opened a Johnnie Walker store in partnership with Duty Free Americas at Miami International Airport.

It’s whisky week

29 November, 2017

Last week, Distell announced that its Bain's Cape Mountain single grain whisky (40% abv), has gone global. So now we have a whisky form South Africa to join the slew of whisky alternatives to good old scotch.

Diageo has announced that Port Ellen and Brora, two of its ‘lost’ distilleries, are to be brought back into production.

Diageo chief executive Ivan Menezes says that despite a late Chinese New Year and highway ban in India, the company is on course to hit its targets ahead of the 2017 annual general meeting.

Kaitlyn Stewart of Canada has been crowned World Class Bartender of the Year 2017 after winning the final in Mexico City.

Diageo has completed the acquisition of Casamigos, the fastest growing super-premium tequila brand in the US.

Diageo’s Johnnie Walker has launched a pre-mixed beverage in Australia, which the brand says is designed for daytime drinking occasions.

Diageo chief executive Ivan Menezes says the company is ‘restless as hell’ following the release of its annual market report for the year ending 30 June 2017, despite profits growing up to 25%.

Global beer and spirits brand, Diageo has reported a 25% increase in operating profit (£3.6bn) and a 15% increase in sales profit (£12.1bn) for the year ending 30 June 2017.

Diageo has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Casamigos, a US super-premium tequila brand founded by Hollywood star George Clooney, for $1bn.

Tickets have been released for the sixth annual Distillers’ City Debate on Tuesday 16 May 2017 at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, London.

Diageo has published its list of top 50 bartenders for the Diageo Reserve World Class GB 2017 semi-final.

Bulleit, the Diageo-owned bourbon brand, has formally opened its new US$115m distillery in Shelbyville, Kentucky.

The European Commission has published its long-awaited report on the exemption granted to alcohol products from certain mandatory labelling requirements.

Diageo has unveiled the fourth John Walker & Sons Private Collection expression.

Diageo has unveiled the fourth John Walker & Sons Private Collection expression.

Diageo has announced the launch of International Scotch Day, Friday February 10.

on 31 January, 2017

Diageo’s announcement that it is re-entering the booming Irish whiskey sector with a brand new brand, Roe & Co, caught most of us by surprise.

Diageo has announced that it is to launch a new premium Irish whiskey, to be called Roe & Co.

Diageo has said that the weak pound will not see immediate changes in its prices.

Diageo has said that a weak pound would not see immediate changes in its prices.

Diageo, organisers of the World Class Bartender of the Year competition, is offering a once in a lifetime opportunity for a travel and drinks enthusiast to go on the ultimate cocktail adventure and host a new global travel show.

Georgie Bell joins Bacardi

26 September, 2016

Bacardi has announced the appointment of Georgie Bell as its global Malts ambassador for its single malt scotch whiskies.

Diageo has released a limited edition Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch Red Rye Finish as the first release from its experimental Blenders’ Batch series.

The David Beckham endorsed Haig Club single grain whisky brand has been expanded to include a new variant, Clubman.

Diageo has reported that net sales are down 3% but operating profit grew 1.6% for the year ended June 30, 2016.

Diageo has welcomed the release of the latest Producers’ Commitments report by the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking.

Diageo’s Whiskey Union team is about to launch a third new whiskey – Huxley Rare Genus Whiskey.

Diageo has announced a five year partnership with WaterAid, an international NGO providing access to safe water and sanitation in some of the world’s poorest communities.

Diageo has announced that Johnnie Walker is to have new packaging which will display on-pack alcohol content and nutritional information per typical serve.

Diageo has announced that Johnnie Walker is to have new packaging which will display on-pack alcohol content and nutritional information, per typical serve.

A rundown of the companies with the most million-case brands in the Millionaires' Club 2016.

Diageo and the United Nations’ Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) have formed a partnership to try and reduce traffic death and injuries globally.

Diageo has announced that Javier Ferrán will be appointed to the Diageo board as a non-executive director from July 22 and will be appointed chairman on 1 January 2017, on the retirement of Dr Franz Humer.

Diageo Global Travel and Middle East (GTME) has announced the opening of the first The Singleton Sensorium in Travel Retail in Taiwan’s Taoyuan International Airport. 

The New Standard

16 March, 2016

Standard spirits sales are growing but small budgets mean its often up to the bottle to do the talking. Hamish Smith reports.

Diageo has announced 1.8% organic net sales growth, on 1.0% organic volume growth and 2.4% organic operating profit growth.

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