Diageo plc (NYSE-Listed DEO) celebrates St. Patrick's Day at the NYSE. In honor of the occasion, Diageo North America CEO Ivan Menezes will ring The Closing BellSM, joined by Master Distillers from Bushmills Irish Whiskey and Guinness. Next year, Bushmills Irish Whiskey will be celebrating its 400th anniversary.
Diageo plc is engaged in the drinks business with a collection of international brands. Diageo is a participant in the branded beverage alcohol industry and operates on an international scale. The Company produces and distributes a collection of branded premium spirits, beer and wine. It produces and distributes a range of premium brands, including Smirnoff vodka, Johnnie Walker Scotch whiskies, Guinness stout, Baileys Original Irish Cream liqueur, Captain Morgan rum, J&B Scotch whisky and Tanqueray gin. In addition, it also owns the distribution rights for the Jose Cuervo tequila brands in the United States and other countries. Diageo's beer brands include the only global stout brand, Guinness.
Today, Bushmills® Irish Whiskey enjoys a worldwide reputation as a uniquely authentic Irish whiskey with a rich tradition and heritage that has endured for nearly four centuries. Bushmills is a premium Irish whiskey, produced, aged and distributed at the Ireland's oldest distillery, located in the town that shares its name which was first granted a license to distill in 1608. Triple-distilled Bushmills is made with the finest malted Irish barley and pure Irish water, and is the only Irish whiskey brand that offers a full range of blends (standard and deluxe) and single malts - all of which share distinct Bushmills characteristics: Bushmills® Original; Black Bush®, Bushmills® 10-Year-Old Single Malt, Bushmills® 16-Year-Old Single Malt and the rare Bushmills® 21-Year-Old Single Malt.
GUINNESS® enjoys a global reputation as a uniquely authentic Irish beer and the best-selling stout in the world. Famous for its dark color, creamy head and unique surge and settle, this distinctive beer has been brewed at the St. James Gate brewery in Dublin, Ireland since 1759. Over 10 million glasses of GUINNESS beer are enjoyed every single day around the world, and 1.8 billion pints are sold every year. GUINNESS is available in well over 100 countries worldwide and is brewed in almost 50. Also from the makers of GUINNESS, SMITHWICK’S, Ireland’s oldest and best selling ale and HARP Lager, whose name pays tribute to the GUINNESS logo and the national symbol of Ireland. Additional information about GUINNESS can be found at www.guinness.com