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Diageo teams with David Beckham, Simon Fuller to launch new Scotch whisky

Haig Club Scotch Whisky will hit global markets later this year
April 10, 2014

London-based Diageo plc announced the upcoming global launch of Haig Club Single Grain Scotch Whisky in partnership with professional soccer player David Beckham and British entrepreneur Simon Fuller, who is the founder of XIX Entertainment and creator of the entertainment TV show “American Idol.”


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Wirtz Beverage named exclusive broker for Diageo in Canada

New entity Wirtz Beverage Canada will feature dedicated sales team for Diageo brands
March 3, 2014

London-based Diageo has signed an agreement with Chicago-based distributor Wirtz Beverage Group, a division of Wirtz Corp., making it the exclusive national broker for Diageo’s beer, wine, spirits and ready-to-drink (RTD) brands in Canada.


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Captain Morgan White Rum

February 20, 2014

Diageo North America’s Captain Morgan brand made its debut in the white rum segment with Captain Morgan White Rum.


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Diageo launches Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Co.

First releases to include aged Barterhouse and Old Blowhard whiskeys
February 12, 2014

London-based Diageo plc announced the official start of its Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Co. The Tullahoma, Tenn.-based venture aims to locate lost and forgotten barrels of whiskey from around the world and share them with the growing base of whiskey aficionados in the United States, the company says.


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Diageo plc reports half-year financial results

Spirits-, beer-, wine-maker sees strong growth in super-, ultra-premium brands
January 30, 2014

Diageo plc, London, reported interim financial results for the six months ended Dec. 31, 2013. Following 2.2 percent growth in the first quarter, net sales grew 1.8 percent in the first half of the fiscal year, supported by 4.6 percent growth in North America, the company reports. Sales in emerging markets also were up 1.3 percent, but were negatively impacted by weakness in China and Nigeria, and sales in Western Europe were down 1 percent, continuing the improvement trend seen in the first quarter.


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Smirnoff Sorbet Light Pineapple Coconut

January 28, 2014

Diageo expanded its Smirnoff Sorbet Light vodka line with the addition of Pineapple Coconut.


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Diageo acquires Peligroso tequila brand

Premium brand joins Don Julio and DeLeón in tequila portfolio
January 27, 2014

Norwalk, Conn.-based Diageo purchased super-premium tequila brand Peligroso from California-based Peligroso Spirits Co. LLC. This announcement comes three weeks after the company announced a joint venture with rap artist and entrepreneur Sean “Diddy” Combs to acquire the luxury tequila brand DeLeón.


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George Dickel White Corn Whisky Foundation No. 1 Recipe

January 22, 2014

Diageo North America brought back its original unaged George Dickel whiskey with the release of George Dickel White Corn Whisky Foundation No. 1 Recipe.


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Diageo teams with Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs to acquire DeLeon tequila

Joint venture follows strategic alliance on Ciroc ultra-premium vodka
January 8, 2014

Norwalk, Conn.-based Diageo will expand its relationship with rap artist and entrepreneur Sean “Diddy” Combs to acquire the luxury tequila brand DeLeon.


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Smirnoff releases holiday vodka

Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka Celebration Edition bottle showcases holiday cheer
November 21, 2013

Norwalk, Conn.-based Diageo introduced the Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka Celebration Edition bottle for the holidays.


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