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Tue Mar 18, 2014, 01:16 AM

9. Guiness isn't really an Irish product anymore, it's conglomerate crap ...

...from Wikipedia:

Diageo was formed in 1997 from the merger of Guinness and Grand Metropolitan. The creation was driven by the executives Anthony Greener and Philip Yea at Guinness[20] plus George Bull and John McGrath of Grand Metropolitan. Shares in Diageo began trading on the London Stock Exchange on 17 December 1997.


Diageo plc is a British multinational alcoholic beverages company headquartered in London, England. It is the world's largest producer of spirits and a major producer of beer and wine.

Diageo's brands include Smirnoff (the world's best-selling vodka), Johnnie Walker (the world's best-selling blended Scotch whisky),Baileys (the world's best-selling liqueur), and Guinness (the world's best-selling stout). It also owns 34% of Mot Hennessy, which owns brands including Mot & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot and Hennessy. It sells its products in over 180 countries and has offices in around 80 countries.

Diageo has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. It had a market capitalisation of approximately 48.9 billion as of 7 May 2013, making it the 8th-largest company on the London Stock Exchange. It has a secondary listing on the New York Stock Exchange.

Support your local craft/micro-breweries. Don't drink corporate swill.

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