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Encyclopedia > Diageo
Diageo plc
Type Public (LSE: DGE
NYSEDEO)
Founded 1997
Headquarters London, England, UK
Key people Chairman Lord Blyth of Rowington
CEO Paul Walsh
Industry Beverages
Products Alcoholic beverages: Beer, Wine, Spirits
Revenue £7,260 million (2007)
Operating income £2,159 million (2007)
Net income £1,556 million (2007)
Employees 22,333
Slogan Celebrating Life, Everyday, Everywhere
Website http://www.diageo.com

Diageo plc (LSE: DGE, NYSEDEO) is the largest multinational beer, wine and spirits company in the world.[1] The company was formed in 1997 from the merger of Guinness plc and Grand Metropolitan plc and is listed on the London Stock Exchange and has American Depositary Receipts listed on the New York Stock Exchange. The creation was driven by the two executives Anthony Greener and Philip Yea at Guinness and George Bull and John McGrath of Grand Metropolitan. The word Diageo was made up from the Latin dia (Day) and the Greek geo (World) and was meant to symbolize the company producing products that are consumed every day throughout the world[citation needed]. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Source by Greyworld, in the new LSE building Paternoster Square. ... The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), nicknamed the Big Board, is a New York City-based stock exchange. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... A Chairman is the presiding officer of a meeting, organization, committee, or other deliberative body. ... “Chief executive” redirects here. ... The word drink is primarily a verb, meaning to ingest liquids, see Drinking. ... Alcoholic beverages are drinks containing ethanol, popularly called alcohol. ... For other uses, see Beer (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Wine (disambiguation). ... Spirits redirects here. ... For the tax agency in Ireland of the same name, see Revenue Commissioners. ... The symbol £ represents the pound currency which Britain uses. ... Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT), also known as operating income and operating profit, is a term used to describe a companys earnings. ... Net income is equal to the income that a firm has after subtracting costs and expenses from the total revenue. ... This article is about work. ... Look up slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... The Source by Greyworld, in the new LSE building Paternoster Square. ... The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), nicknamed the Big Board, is a New York City-based stock exchange. ... Alcoholic beverages An alcoholic beverage is a drink containing ethanol, commonly known as alcohol, although in chemistry the definition of alcohol includes many other compounds. ... Guinness logo Guinness is Good for You — Irish language advertisement. ... Diageo plc (LSE: DGE, NYSE: DEO) is the largest multinational beer, wine and spirits company in the world. ... The Source by Greyworld, in the new LSE building Paternoster Square. ... An American Depositary Receipt (ADR) is how the stock of most foreign companies trades in United States stock markets. ... The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), nicknamed the Big Board, is a New York City-based stock exchange. ... Philip Yea is the Chief Executive of 3i Group plc, a leading private equity and venture capital company. ... Guinness logo Guinness is Good for You — Irish language advertisement. ... George Bull (1634 - 1710), theologian, born at Wells, educated at Tiverton and Oxford, took orders, was ordained by an ejected bishop in 1658, and received the living of Suddington near Bristol. ... John Peter McGrath, (June 1, 1935 – January 22, 2002), was a Liverpudlian-Irish playwright who grew up in Wales and notably took up the cause of Scottish independence in his plays. ...


The product portfolios of Guinness and Grand Met were largely complementary, with little overlap.

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Brands

Diageo is the holding company for some of the leading international alcoholic beverage brands including, to give a few of the best known brands: For the band, see Big Brother and the Holding Company. ...

Diageo operates the Scotch whisky distilleries of Blair Athol, Caol Ila, Cardhu, Knockando, Glen Elgin, Clynelish, Cragganmore, Dalwhinnie, Glenkinchie, Glen Ord, Lagavulin, Oban, Royal Lochnagar, Talisker, Mannochmore, Mortlach and Glenlossie, which are sold not only under their own name but used to make the various blended scotch whiskies sold by the company. Guinness logo Guinness is Good for You — Irish language advertisement. ... Smithwicks is an Irish red ale style beer from Kilkenny in Ireland. ... The Red Stripe logo This article refers to the beer. ... Harp beer mat Harp Lager (Harp Irish Lager since 1997) is a pale lager brand owned by Diageo. ... Kilkenny is an Irish cream ale which originated in Kilkenny, Ireland. ... Johnnie Walker is a brand of Scotch whisky produced in Kilmarnock, Scotland. ... J&B (Justerini & Brooks), owned by multinational Diageo plc, is a Scottish blended whisky brand. ... Black and White is a computer game developed by Lionhead Studios and published by Electronic Arts. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Oban distillery Oban Distillery is a whisky distillery in the Scottish west coast port of Oban. ... Talisker is an Island Single Malt Scotch whisky produced by the Talisker Distillery, Carbost, Scotland; the only distillery on the Isle of Skye. ... Lagavulin is a small village approximately 3 miles outside Port Ellen on the Isle of Islay, Scotland. ... The Distillery Glenkinchie lies, as the name might suggest, in a glen of the Kinchie burn near the village of Pencaitland. ... Dalwhinnie (Scottish Gaelic: Dail Chuinnidh; NN634848) is a tiny village in the Scottish Highlands. ... The Distillery Cragganmore distillery was founded in 1869 by John Smith. ... Vodka bottling machine, Shatskaya Vodka Shatsk, Russia Vodka (Polish: wódka, Russian: водка) is one of the worlds most popular distilled beverages. ... Smirnoff started as a vodka distillery founded in Melbourne, Australia by John Deere. ... Cîroc vodka is a brand of vodka manufactured in France. ... This article is about the beverage. ... Gordons is a popular brand of gin produced in the United Kingdom and under license in New Zealand and several other former British territories. ... Tanqueray logo Tanqueray is a brand of British gin which is marketed worldwide. ... This article is about the beverage. ... Captain Morgan, as pictured on the product packaging. ... Bundaberg Rum is a dark rum produced in Bundaberg, Australia, often referred to as Bundy. Bundaberg Rum was first produced 1888 after some local sugar millers proposed using the excess molasses produced in their mills to make rum. ... Bourbon bottle, 19th century Oak casks in ricks used store and age bourbon. ... 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Caol Ila distillery Caol Ila is a distillery near Port Askaig on Islay, Scotland, famed for its single malt Scotch whisky of the same name. ... Cardhu Distillery Cardhu is a Speyside distillery founded by the whisky smuggler John Cumming in 1824. ... Glenkinchie is a Scotch single malt whisky, produced at the Glen Elgin Distillery. ... The Distillery Cragganmore distillery was founded in 1869 by John Smith. ... Dalwhinnie is the highest distillery in Scotland. ... The Distillery Glenkinchie lies, as the name might suggest, in a glen of the Kinchie burn near the village of Pencaitland. ... Glen Ord Distillery Glen Ord is the only remaining single malt Scotch whisky distillery on the Black Isle in the Highlands of Scotland. ... Lagavulin distillery Lagavulin 16 years. ... Oban distillery produces single malt Scotch, classified among Scotlands Highland Single Malts. ... Talisker 10 year single malt Scotch Talisker is an Island Single Malt Scotch whisky produced by the Talisker Distillery, Carbost, Scotland; the only distillery on the Isle of Skye. ...


Diageo also distributes Jose Cuervo tequila products. Jose Cuervo is a brand of tequila produced by The Jose Cuervo Especial brand has the highest sales out of any tequila in the world. ...


In 2002, Diageo sold the Burger King fast food restaurant chain to a consortium led by the US firm Texas Pacific for $1.5 billion. Diageo also owned Pillsbury until 2000 when it was sold to General Mills. Burger King (NYSE: BKC), often abbreviated to BK, is a global chain of hamburger fast food restaurants. ... The Texas Pacific Group (commonly referred as TPG) is a private equity investment firm founded by David Bonderman, James Coulter and William Price in 1993. ... Pillsbury is a brand name used by Minneapolis-based General Mills and the The J. M. Smucker Company. ... General Mills (NYSE: GIS) is a Fortune 500 corporation, mainly concerned with food products, which is headquartered in Golden Valley, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis. ...


Cardhu controversy

In December 2003, Diageo provoked controversy over its decision to change its Cardhu brand Scotch whisky from a single malt to a vatted malt (also known as a pure malt) whilst retaining the original name and bottle style. Diageo took this action because it did not have sufficient reserves to meet demand in the Spanish market, where Cardhu had been successful. After a meeting of producers, Diageo agreed to make changes.[citation needed] Cardhu Distillery Cardhu is a Speyside distillery founded by the whisky smuggler John Cumming in 1824. ... Single malt Scotch is a type of Scotch whisky, distilled by a single distillery, using malted barley as the only grain ingredient. ... Vatted Malt is a whisky which is blended from a number of different single malts from different distilleries. ...


As of 2006, the brand of Cardhu has quietly changed back to being a single malt.[1].


Corporate governance

Current members of the board of directors of Diageo are: James Blyth, Clive Hollick, Franz Humer, Maria Lilja, Nick Rose, William Shanahan, Todd Stitzer, Jon Symonds, Paul Walker, and Paul Walsh. Chairman of the Board redirects here. ... Sir James Blyth, Baron Blyth of Rowington (born 8 May 1940) is a British businessman. ... Clive Hollick (Lord Hollick of Notting Hill) (born 19 May 1945) is a British businessman with media interests. ...


References

  1. ^ Bowers, Simon. "Diageo wine deal", The Guardian, 29 January 2008. Retrieved on 2008-01-31. 

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External links

  • Official website

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