Pernod Ricard is a French company that produces alcoholic beverages. The company's eponymous products, Pernod Anise and Ricard Pastis, are both anise-flavoured pastis apéritifs and are referred to as Pernod or Ricard; the company produces several other types of pastis. It is the world’s second-largest wine and spirits seller. After the banning of absinthe, Pernod Ricard was created from the Pernod Fils company, which had produced absinthe. Pernod Ricard owned the distilled beverage division of the former corporation Seagram until 2006, along with many other holdings. In 2005, the company acquired Allied Domecq plc.. In 2008, Pernod Ricard announced its acquisition of Swedish-based V&S Group, which produces Absolut Vodka. In 2013, Pernod Ricard joined leading alcohol producers as part of a producers' commitments to reducing harmful drinking; as of 2015, India is the company's third largest market by value. 1797 – Henri-Louis Pernod, a Swiss distiller, opens his first absinthe distillery in Switzerland.
1805 – Maison Pernod Fils is founded in Pontarlier, Franche-Comté, eastern France, by Henri-Louis Pernod and begins production of the anise-flavored liquor known as absinthe. 1850 – Henri-Louis Pernod dies. 1871 – Distillerie Hémard is founded near Paris. 1872 – Société Pernod Père & Fils opens in Avignon. 1915 – Production and consumption of absinthe is prohibited in France. 1926 – All 3 distilleries merge to form Les Établissements Pernod. 1951 – Pastis 51 is launched. 1965 – Takeover of Distillerie Rousseau, Laurens et Moureaux, producer of Suze liquor since 1889. 1932 – Ricard, which soon becomes France's favourite long drink, is founded in Marseille by Paul Ricard. 1940 – Production of pastis is prohibited by the Vichy regime. 1944 – Production of pastis becomes legal again. 1968 – Paul Ricard retires. 1975 – Old rivals Pernod and Ricard merge to form Pernod Ricard S. A.. 1988 – Pernod Ricard acquires Irish Distillers. 1989 – Pernod Ricard acquires Orlando Wyndham. 1993 – Pernod Ricard works with Cuban companies to create Havana Club International.
1998 – Pernod Ricard acquires the Yerevan Brandy Company. 2001 – Pernod Ricard purchases 38% of Seagram's Wines and Spirits business. 2005 – Pernod Ricard purchases Allied Domecq. 2008 – Pernod Ricard purchases V&S Group, including the Absolut Vodka brand, from the Swedish government. Pernod Ricard Winemakers – owner of Jacob's Creek, Brancott Estate, Campo Viejo, Tarsus, Aura and Siglo Corby Distilleries - Canadian subsidiary; these include: 100 Pipers Aberlour Absolut ArArAt Becherovka Blenders Pride Chivas Regal DITA Dubonnet Frïs Vodka FUEL Vodka The Glenlivet Havana Club Imperial Blue Jacob's Creek Jameson Irish Whiskey Longmorn Luksusowa Macieira Brandy Martell Montilla Olmeca Tequila Pan Tadeusz Passport Scotch Zoco Pernod Liqueur D'Anis Pernod Absinthe Recette Traditionnelle Powers Redbreast Ricard and 51 Royal Salute whisky Royal Stag Scapa Siwucha Wyborowa As of 26 July 2005, the brand portfolio expanded to include former Allied Domecq products: Ballantine's blended Scotch whisky Kahlúa coffee liqueur Malibu coconut-flavored rum Beefeater gin Tia Maria liqueur Stolichnaya vodka Mumm champagne Perrier-Jouët champagne Campo Viejo wine Ysios wine Aura wine Azpilicueta wine Tarsus wine Siglo winePernod Ricard owned the non-alcoholic chocolate beverage Yoo-hoo, acquired from a group of private investors in 1989.
Pernod Ricard previously owned the carbonated citrus drink Orangina. Both brands were sold in 2001 to Cadbury Schweppes; the Havana Club brand was lost to its founders, the Arechabala family, due to the 1959 Cuban Revolution, an ongoing legal battle opposes the claimed trademark owners in the US to the joint-venture between Pernod Ricard and the Cuban State-owned company Corporación Cuba Ron. The Havana Club trademark remains unchallenged elsewhere in the world, having been validated by court decisions in a number of countries other than the US. According to the NGO Alliance anticorrida, Pernod Ricard is the major funder of bullfighting in France, financing bullfighting clubs and sponsoring corridas despite the opposition of a majority of French citizens to blood sports. There are few corridas in France. Most native bull fights do not harm the animals: rosettes attached between the horns are plucked with a claw instrument, the animals are returned to the pasture. Companies portal Official website
Chief executive officer
The chief executive officer or just chief executive, is the most senior corporate, executive, or administrative officer in charge of managing an organization – an independent legal entity such as a company or nonprofit institution. CEOs lead a range of organizations, including public and private corporations, non-profit organizations and some government organizations; the CEO of a corporation or company reports to the board of directors and is charged with maximizing the value of the entity, which may include maximizing the share price, market share, revenues or another element. In the non-profit and government sector, CEOs aim at achieving outcomes related to the organization's mission, such as reducing poverty, increasing literacy, etc. In the early 21st century, top executives had technical degrees in science, engineering or law; the responsibility of an organization's CEO are set by the organization's board of directors or other authority, depending on the organization's legal structure.
They can be far-reaching or quite limited and are enshrined in a formal delegation of authority. Responsibilities include being a decision maker on strategy and other key policy issues, leader and executor; the communicator role can involve speaking to the press and the rest of the outside world, as well as to the organization's management and employees. As a leader of the company, the CEO or MD advises the board of directors, motivates employees, drives change within the organization; as a manager, the CEO/MD presides over the organization's day-to-day operations. The term refers to the person who makes all the key decisions regarding the company, which includes all sectors and fields of the business, including operations, business development, human resources, etc; the CEO of a company is not the owner of the company. In some countries, there is a dual board system with two separate boards, one executive board for the day-to-day business and one supervisory board for control purposes. In these countries, the CEO presides over the executive board and the chairman presides over the supervisory board, these two roles will always be held by different people.
This ensures a distinction between management by the executive board and governance by the supervisory board. This allows for clear lines of authority; the aim is to prevent a conflict of interest and too much power being concentrated in the hands of one person. In the United States, the board of directors is equivalent to the supervisory board, while the executive board may be known as the executive committee. In the United States, in business, the executive officers are the top officers of a corporation, the chief executive officer being the best-known type; the definition varies. In the case of a sole proprietorship, an executive officer is the sole proprietor. In the case of a partnership, an executive officer is a managing partner, senior partner, or administrative partner. In the case of a limited liability company, executive officer is any manager, or officer. A CEO has several subordinate executives, each of whom has specific functional responsibilities referred to as senior executives, executive officers or corporate officers.
Subordinate executives are given different titles in different organizations, but one common category of subordinate executive, if the CEO is the president, is the vice-president. An organization may have more than one vice-president, each tasked with a different area of responsibility; some organizations have subordinate executive officers who have the word chief in their job title, such as chief operating officer, chief financial officer and chief technology officer. The public relations-focused position of chief reputation officer is sometimes included as one such subordinate executive officer, but, as suggested by Anthony Johndrow, CEO of Reputation Economy Advisors, it can be seen as "simply another way to add emphasis to the role of a modern-day CEO – where they are both the external face of, the driving force behind, an organisation culture". In the US, the term chief executive officer is used in business, whereas the term executive director is used in the not-for-profit sector; these terms are mutually exclusive and refer to distinct legal duties and responsibilities.
Implicit in the use of these titles, is that the public not be misled and the general standard regarding their use be applied. In the UK, chief executive and chief executive officer are used in both business and the charitable sector; as of 2013, the use of the term director for senior charity staff is deprecated to avoid confusion with the legal duties and responsibilities associated with being a charity director or trustee, which are non-executive roles. In the United Kingdom, the term director is used instead of chief officer". Business publicists since the days of Edward Bernays and his client John D. Rockefeller and more the corporate publicists for Henry Ford, promoted the concept of the "celebrity CEO". Business journalists have adopted this approach, which assumes that the corporate achievements in the arena of manufacturing, wer
The chairman is the highest officer of an organized group such as a board, a committee, or a deliberative assembly. The person holding the office is elected or appointed by the members of the group, the chairman presides over meetings of the assembled group and conducts its business in an orderly fashion. In some organizations, the chairman position is called president, in others, where a board appoints a president, the two different terms are used for distinctly different positions. Other terms sometimes used for the office and its holder include chair, chairwoman, presiding officer, moderator and convenor; the chairman of a parliamentary chamber is called the speaker. The term chair is sometimes used in lieu of chairman, in response to criticisms that using chairman is sexist, it is used today, has been used as a substitute for chairman since the middle of the 17th century, with its earliest citation in the Oxford English Dictionary dated 1658–1659, only four years after the first citation for chairman.
Major dictionaries state that the word derives from a person. A 1994 Canadian study found the Toronto Star newspaper referring to most presiding men as "chairman", to most presiding women as "chairperson" or as "chairwoman"; the Chronicle of Higher Education uses "chairman" for men and "chairperson" for women. An analysis of the British National Corpus found chairman used 1,142 times, chairperson 130 times and chairwoman 68 times; the National Association of Parliamentarians adopted a resolution in 1975 discouraging the use of “chairperson” and rescinded it in 2017. The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and United Press International all use "chairwoman" or "chairman" when referring to women, forbid use of "chair" or of "chairperson" except in direct quotations. In World Schools Style debating, male chairs are called "Mr. Chairman" and female chairs are called "Madame Chair"; the FranklinCovey Style Guide for Business and Technical Communication, as well as the American Psychological Association style guide, advocate using "chair" or "chairperson", rather than "chairman".
The Oxford Dictionary of American Usage and Style suggests that the gender-neutral forms are gaining ground. It advocates using "chair" to refer both to women; the Telegraph style guide bans the use of both "Chair" and "Chairperson" on the basis that "Chairman" is correct English. The word chair can refer to the place from which the holder of the office presides, whether on a chair, at a lectern, or elsewhere. During meetings, the person presiding is said to be "in the chair" and is referred to as "the chair". Parliamentary procedure requires that members address the "chair" as "Mr. Chairman" rather than using a name – one of many customs intended to maintain the presiding officer's impartiality and to ensure an objective and impersonal approach. In the United States, the presiding officer of the lower house of a legislative body, such as the House of Representatives, is titled the Speaker, while the upper house, such as the Senate, is chaired by a President. In his 1992 State of the Union address, then-U.
S. President George H. W. Bush used "chairman" for men and "chair" for women. In the British music hall tradition, the Chairman was the master of ceremonies who announced the performances and was responsible for controlling any rowdy elements in the audience; the role was popularised on British TV in the 1960s and 1970s by Leonard Sachs, the Chairman on the variety show The Good Old Days."Chairman" as a quasi-title gained particular resonance when socialist states from 1917 onward shunned more traditional leadership labels and stressed the collective control of soviets by beginning to refer to executive figureheads as "Chairman of the X Committee". Vladimir Lenin, for example functioned as the head of Soviet Russia not as tsar or as president but in roles such as "Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars of the Russian SFSR". Note in particular the popular standard method for referring to Mao Zedong: "Chairman Mao". In addition to the administrative or executive duties in organizations, the chairman has the duties of presiding over meetings.
Such duties at meetings include: Calling the meeting to order Determining if a quorum is present Announcing the items on the order of business or agenda as they come up Recognition of members to have the floor Enforcing the rules of the group Putting questions to a vote Adjourning the meetingWhile presiding, the chairman should remain impartial and not interrupt a speaker if the speaker has the floor and is following the rules of the group. In committees or small boards, the chairman votes along with the other members. However, in assemblies or larger boards, the chairman should vote only when it can affect the result. At a meeting, the chairman only has one vote; the powers of the chairman vary across organizations. In some organizations the chairman has the authority to hire staff and make financial decisions, while in others the chairman only makes recommendations to a board of directors, still others the chairman has no executive powers and is a spokesman for the organization; the amount of power given to the chairman depends on the type of organization, its structure, the rules it has created for itself.
If the chairman exceeds the given authority, engages in misconduct, or fails to perform t
Sidney E. Frank was an American businessman and philanthropist, he became a billionaire through his promotion of Jägermeister. Frank was born to a Jewish family in Connecticut, his father and mother were Sarah Frank. He grew up in Norwich and graduated from the Norwich Free Academy in 1937, he left because he could only afford one year of tuition. He made enormous gifts to the university to ensure that no student would be forced to leave Brown because of inability to pay tuition. During World War II, Frank worked for Pratt and Whitney as a manufacturer's representative in India exploring ways to improve engine performance enabling aircraft to deal with the high altitudes encountered in the CBI theater; this was important in improving the performance of transport aircraft flying supplies into China. The use of alcohol injection for aircraft engines was one of the approaches taken. Frank's first wife, Louise Rosenstiel, was the daughter of Lewis Rosenstiel, founder of Schenley Industries, one of the largest American distiller and spirit importers.
Frank joined Schenley after his marriage and rose to the company presidency, but was forced out in a family dispute in 1970. In 1973 his wife died and he started his own company, Sidney Frank Importing Company, where he served as chairman and chief executive officer; the company is based in New York where Frank lived. Frank's first big success with his own company was with Jacques Cardin brandy, a brand he purchased from Seagram in 1979. In the 1980s, he obtained importing rights to Jägermeister and promoted it advertising it as the best drink in the world, turning a specialty brand into a mainstream success. In 1997, he developed Grey Goose vodka, made in France by François Thibault, was so successful in promoting it that he sold the brand to Bacardi for $2 billion in June 2004. In the last years of his life, Frank bought the Travel Savvy and Business Traveler magazine titles for $4 million. Frank gave large bonuses to his employees and made both a $12 million donation to The Norwich Free Academy and a $120 million donation to Brown University in 2005, the ninth-largest philanthropic gift in that year.
Forbes magazine ranked him the 185th richest man in America in its Forbes 400 list. In October 2005, Frank donated £500,000 and a statue by sculptor Stephen Kettle to Bletchley Park Trust to fund a new Science Center dedicated to Alan Turing and, as a great supporter of R. J. Mitchell's Spitfire, commissioned a life size statue of Mitchell as well as funding a website dedicated to Mitchell's life: RJ Mitchell. A life in aviation, his foundation has been a supporter of the Israel Olympic Committee and has helped to offer scholarships in several Israeli sports. In 2004, Frank gave $100 million to his alma mater Brown University, the largest contribution in Brown's history; the Sidney E. Frank Scholarship funds tuition for around 130 undergraduate students each year. Brown University named its new Life Sciences building after Sidney Frank, the single most generous donor in the university's history. Frank died January 10, 2006 on a private plane in flight between San Diego and Vancouver, British Columbia at the age of 86 from heart failure.
He was declared dead in California. On his plane were several nurses and medical doctors as well as a defibrillator, but he could not be revived, he is buried in the Rosenstiel family plot at United Jewish Cemeteries in Cincinnati. His daughter Cathy Frank Halstead is chairwoman of Sidney Frank Importing Company, she is an artist and a co-founder of the Tippet Rise Art Center in Montana. Cathy Frank figured prominently in a publicized case regarding her grandfather's will that led to the disbarment of the controversial lawyer Roy Cohn. In 1975, Cohn entered the hospital room of a dying and comatose Rosenstiel, forced a pen to his hand and lifted it to the will in an attempt to make himself and Cathy Frank beneficiaries; the resulting marks were determined in court to be indecipherable and in no way a valid signature. In 1986 Cohn was disbarred for unethical and unprofessional conduct in the case, as well as misappropriation of clients' funds and lying on a bar application. Sidney Frank, his son Matthew Frank sued the Rosenstiel estate, each in a separate action.
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The Brown–Forman Corporation is one of the largest American-owned companies in the spirits and wine business. Based in Louisville, Kentucky, it manufactures several well known brands throughout the world, including Jack Daniel's, Early Times, Old Forester, Woodford Reserve, Canadian Mist, GlenDronach, BenRiach, Finlandia, Herradura and Chambord. Brown–Forman owned Southern Comfort and Tuaca before selling them off in 2016; as of fiscal 2016 the company had sales of $3.08 billion. The 40 members of the Brown family, cousins that are descendants of founder George Garvin Brown, control more than 70% of the voting shares and have a net worth of $12.3 billion. The company was founded in 1870 by George Garvin Brown, a young pharmaceuticals salesman in Louisville, who had the then-novel idea of selling top-grade whiskey in sealed glass bottles. In 2005, the company sold its Lenox division, acquired in 1983, to Department 56 for $USD 160 million; the income generated by the sale was distributed to the shareholders in the form of a one time special dividend.
In 2006, the company acquired the Chambord liqueur brand for $US 255 million. In 2007, the company acquired Tequila Herradura, a Mexican company that produces the Casa Herradura tequila brand for $US 776 million, while it sold its Hartman Luggage division, to Clarion Capitol Partners. One year it sold the Bolla and Fontana Candida Italian wine brands to Gruppo Italiano Vini; the terms of neither sale were disclosed. In 2011, the company sold Fetzer Vineyards and associated brands to the Chilean wine producer Viña Concha y Toro S. A. for $US 238 million. In 2016, the Southern Comfort and Tuaca brands were sold to Sazerac Company for $543 Million. In 2016, Brown–Forman reached an agreement to purchase The BenRiach Distillery Company Limited for £285 million; the purchase brought GlenDronach, BenRiach, Glenglassaugh to Brown–Forman's portfolio. The company is a sponsor of the Brown–Forman Retailer of the Year awards given by the American Beverage Licensees. Brown–Forman has two classes of common stock, both of which are traded publicly on the New York Stock Exchange.
The Class A shares carry voting privileges and are thinly traded due to control by the Brown family while the Class B shares are Non-voting stock. In 2011, Brown–Forman was accused of illegally subsidizing its distributors in China, subsequently delaying payment to them as agreed under contract; the Shanghai Administration for Industry and Commerce fined Brown–Forman 2 million renminbi for illegal subsidization. In 2009, Newsweek magazine ranked Brown–Forman in their "Green Rankings" which examines 500 of the largest corporations on their environmental track record. Brown–Forman was ranked 63rd out of 500 overall, was ranked 3rd in the food and beverage industry sector. Early Times, Kentucky whiskey Old Forester, Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey Woodford Reserve, Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey Jack Daniel's, Tennessee whiskey Canadian Mist, blended Canadian whisky Collingwood, blended Canadian whisky BenRiach, single malt Scotch whisky GlenDronach, single malt Scotch whisky Glenglassaugh, single malt Scotch whisky Korbel, sparkling wine Sonoma-Cutrer Wines Finlandia Maximus vodka Don Eduardo El Jimador Herradura Pepe Lopez Chambord raspberry liqueur Little Black Dress List of major employers in Louisville, Kentucky Official website
Luxco, Inc. is a owned producer and marketer of distilled beverages and liqueurs. Called the David Sherman Corporation, the company was renamed in 2006. Founded in 1958 in St. Louis, Missouri, by David Sherman Sr. and Paul A. Lux, the company sells beverages across the United States with some international trade; some brands of Luxco are: Arrow liqueurs Caffé Lolita liqueur Lady Bligh spiced rum El Mayor tequila Everclear Juarez tequila Purple Passion Saint Brendan's Irish Cream Salvador's cocktails Yago Sant'gria, a sangria. Vodkas: Pearl Tvarscki Whiskey: Ezra Brooks Rebel Yell Blood Oath YellowstoneLuxco once owned the Admiral Nelson Spiced Rum brand, but it was sold in late 2011. At the end of 2011, Luxco agreed to acquire all of the outstanding stock of Paramount Distillers Incorporated of Cleveland and its Meier’s Wine Cellars subsidiary in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 2011, the Company had $220 million in about 180 employees. In January 2013, Luxco bought Beam's Wolfschmidt, Dark Eyes, Bellows, Canada House and Tempo brands for $65 million.
Manufacturing, packaging and distribution take place at the company facilities in St. Louis, Missouri. Luxco website
Diageo plc is a British multinational alcoholic beverages company, with its headquarters in London and offices on six continents. It was the world's largest distiller until being overtaken by China's Kweichow Moutai on 9 April 2017. Diageo's brands include Smirnoff, Johnnie Walker and Guinness, it owns 37% of Moët Hennessy, which owns brands including Moët & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot and Hennessy. It 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 has a secondary listing on the New York Stock Exchange. Diageo is an invented name, created by the branding consultancy Wolff Olins in 1997; the name is composed of the Latin word diēs, meaning "day", the Greek root geo-, meaning "world". Diageo was formed in 1997 from the merger of Grand Metropolitan, its creation was driven by Guinness executives Anthony Greener and Philip Yea along with George Bull and John McGrath of Grand Metropolitan. Anthony Greener was the first executive chairman.
Shares in Diageo began trading on the London Stock Exchange on 17 December 1997. Diageo owned Pillsbury until 2000. In 2002, Diageo sold the Burger King fast food restaurant chain to a consortium led by US firm Texas Pacific for $1.5 billion. In February 2011, Diageo agreed to acquire the Turkish liquor company Mey Icki for $2.1 billion. In May 2012, Diageo agreed to acquire Ypioca, the largest-selling brand of premium cachaça in Brazil, for £300 million. In June 2012, Diageo announced a £1 billion investment in Scotch whisky production over the following five years, with at least one new distillery to be constructed, several existing facilities to be expanded, overall production capacity to be increased by 30 to 40 percent; this did not, involve retaining the original Johnnie Walker plant in Kilmarnock, which had closed its doors in March the same year. In November 2012, Diageo agreed to acquire a 53.4% stake in the Indian spirits company United Spirits for £1.28 billion. In 2013, Diageo joined leading alcohol producers as part of a producers' commitments to reducing harmful drinking.
In November 2014, Diageo agreed to sell Bushmills Irish whiskey in exchange for $408 million and full ownership of tequila brand Don Julio. In October 2015, Diageo announced the sale of most of its wine business to Treasury Wine Estates. Other brands, such as Navarro Correas and Chalone Vineyard, were sold separately. In December 2015, Diageo announced a $10 million investment in Danish whisky brand Stauning, to facilitate expansion of production. In March 2016, the company sold Grand Marnier, a cognac and bitter orange-based liqueur, to the Italian beverage company Campari Group. In February 2017, Diageo announced plans to open a Guinness brewery and tourist attraction in Baltimore County, Maryland; the brewery could create 70 new jobs and host as many as 300,000 visitors per year. In June 2017, Diageo agreed to buy George Clooney's high-end tequila brand, for up to $1 billion. In February 2018, Diageo announced plans for limited edition bottles of its 12-year-old Black Label blended whisky named Jane Walker, as opposed to Johnnie Walker, to be sold.
The label will feature a striding woman on the label rather than the top-hatted man associated with the brand. In November 2018, Diageo agreed to sell Seagram's VO, Seagram's 83, Myers's Rum, Popov vodka, Booth's Gin, Goldschläger, Yukon Jack, 11 other brands to the Sazerac Company for $550 million. In 2016, Diageo was ranked 11th out of 4,255 companies worldwide for diversity and inclusiveness in the Thomson Reuters Diversity and Inclusion Index. Diageo's beverage brands include: Beer: Guinness, Smithwick's, Harp Lager, Meta Scotch whisky: Johnnie Walker, Buchanan's, Justerini & Brooks, Bell's, Black & White, White Horse, Caol Ila, Vat 69, Talisker, Black Dog, Glen Ord, Dalwhinnie, Clynelish, Haig, Royal Lochnagar, Glen Elgin, The Dimple Pinch, King George IV, Inchgower Vodka: Smirnoff, Cîroc, Silent Sam, Ketel One Gin: Gordon's, Nolet's Rum: Captain Morgan, Pampero, Zacapa Bourbon: Bulleit, I. W. Harper, Orphan Barrel American whiskey: Seagram's Seven Crown Canadian whisky: Crown Royal Tennessee whiskey: George Dickel Irish whiskey: Roe & Co Tequila: Don Julio, DeLeón, Casamigos Schnapps:Rumple Minze Baijiu: Shui Jing Fang, Nếp Mới Mixed drinks: Archers, Pimm's, Jeremiah Weed, Smirnoff Cocktails Liqueur: Baileys, Godiva Rakı: Yeni Rakı, Tekirdağ Rakısı, Kulüp Rakı, AltınbaşDiageo distributes Unicum, its lighter-bodied variant Zwack.
Diageo is the world's biggest whisky producer with malt distilleries in Blair Athol, Dalwhinnie, Royal Lochnagar, Cardhu, Glen Ord, Talisker, Caol Ila and Lagavulin. Other distilleries include Linkwood, Auchroisk, Cameron Bridge, Dufftown, Cascade Hollow, Glen Elgin, Teaninich, Mortlach and Glenlossie, it has the large Roseisle distillery in Speyside. Diageo owns a 34% stake in the Moet Hennessy drinks division of French luxury goods company LVMH. In 2017, the company was awarded top place in the Institute of Directors' and Chartered Quality Institute's Good Governance Index. Diageo's head office is in Park Royal, London Borough of Brent, on a former Guinness brewery property; the brewery was closed in 2004. In 1996, Diageo moved to a head office