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Pints of Guinness beer are pictured in London, on May 9, 2008/AFP


Diageo purchases Peligroso tequila brand

Pints of Guinness beer are pictured in London, on May 9, 2008/AFP

Pints of Guinness beer are pictured in London, on May 9, 2008/AFP

LONDON, Jan 27 – Britain’s Diageo, the world’s biggest producer of alcoholic drinks, announced on Monday that it has bought premium tequila brand Peligroso for an undisclosed amount.

Diageo said in a brief statement that it has purchased the brand from the California based Peligroso Spirits Company.

“Acquiring Peligroso is part of Diageo’s strategy of creating a collection of superb quality and distinctive tequilas at complimentary price points to appeal to a wide range of consumers,” said Larry Schwartz, President, Diageo North America.

“This will position Diageo strongly to capture the range of emerging consumer trends that will shape and drive the next few years of category value growth.”

Peligroso is classed as a super premium tequila that is priced at $30 to $55 per bottle.

The news came almost three weeks after Diageo had joined forces again with US rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs in a deal to buy ultra-premium luxury tequila brand DeLeon.

DeLeon is priced from $120.00 to over $1,000 per bottle.

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