Gordon's Pink gin, launched last year. Pic: Diageo

Gin and tequila boost Diageo sales

By Rachel Arthur

Diageo’s gin and tequila brands saw strong growth over the last six months of 2017, thanks to brands such as Tanqueray gin and Don Julio tequila.

Open Gate Pure Brew is currently available in Dublin and will roll out to the rest of the Ireland in March. Pic: Guinness/YouTube

Guinness launches non-alcoholic lager in Ireland

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Diageo-owned Guinness has released a 'full-flavored, non-alcoholic' lager, Open Gate Pure Brew, created after two years of experimentation by brewers at St. James Gate in Dublin, Ireland.

The new up-cycled mash tun bar at Blair Athol

Diageo sees rise in Scotch whisky tourism

By Rachel Arthur

Diageo has seen a 7% rise in the number of tourists visiting its 12 distillery visitor centres in Scotland, which it says highlights another boom year for Scotch whisky tourism. 

Diageo says the industry has a responsibility to support recycling infrastructure. Pic:iStock/joegolby

Diageo looks at packaging in innovation agenda

By Rachel Arthur

Diageo says it will increase the use of alternative materials in packaging as part of its ‘innovation agenda’: particularly with attention to plastic packaging that meets its sustainable packaging commitments. 


Diageo to cut 100 jobs in Scotland

By Rachel Arthur

Diageo will make redundancies at its Leven and Shieldhall sites in Scotland as it moves some production to Italy and the US. In response, union GMB Scotland has accused the UK government of ‘gross betrayal’ of workers, having previously called on the...

Pic: iStock/monticello

The world’s most valuable beer & spirits brands

By Rachel Arthur

Johnnie Walker is the world’s most valuable whisk(e)y brand, while Bud Light tops the charts in beer. But 2017 is the year of Baijiu brands, says Brand Finance, with the Chinese drink now accounting for a greater share of brand value than any other spirit...

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