) has launched Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Company to tap
into the growing base of whiskey lovers. The company,
headquartered in Tullahoma, TN, is committed to source rare
and old whiskeys from distilleries around the world.
Orphan Barrel Whiskey has come up with two variants of old
whiskey - 20-year-old Barterhouse Whiskey and 26-year-aged Old
Blowhard Whiskey. These limited-supply whiskies, sourced from the
Stitzel-Weller facility in Louisville, KY, are scheduled to
hit the shelves at select locations in March this year.
Barterhouse Whiskey with subtle roasted grain, charred oak and
brown sugar flavors has been priced at $75. On the other hand,
Old Blowhard Whiskey, flavored with smoke, honey and orange peel,
has been priced at $150. Both the variants have been bottled
Diageo released the first-half 2014 earnings in Jan 2014. The
U.K.-based brewer's earnings in the first half of fiscal 2014
went up 4% y/y on a local currency basis to 62.6 pence (99.2
cents* per share) from 60.2 pence (95.9 cents** per share).
The increase in profit was the result of strong organic growth
of Diageo's strategic brands. Increasing reach to the burgeoning
middle class coupled with fast penetration into emerging markets
also contributed to the positive results.
The Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) stock is one of the top players in
the whiskey category. The company also commands a leading
position both in the beer and vodka markets with a strong
portfolio of globally recognized flagship brands, including
Smirnoff, Johnnie Walker, Captain Morgan, Bailey's and Guinness.
Diageo betters its products through continuous innovations.
Another better-ranked stock in the same sector is
Constellation Brands Inc.
) sporting a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). Other stocks in the
consumer staples sector worth considering are
Diamond Foods Inc
The Hain Celestial Group Inc.
). Both the stocks carry a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
*£1=$1.58444 (average price of the half year ended December
**£1=$1.59292 (average price of the half year ended Dec 31,
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