Sold as a Malt beverage in the U.S., in other counties it is a vodka-based drink. Sold as STORM in South Africa.
Somewhat of a catch-all category for strong lagers that do not fit in any other, this style features classic American malt liquors (which are typically higher alcohol versions of American pale lagers) and European strong lagers (which are typically higher alcohol versions of Eastern European and Asian lagers). The American malt liquors are typically made with high ratios of non-malt adjuncts like rice and corn, while the European strong lagers are made from lower adunct to malt ratios (some adjunct free) and higher hop levels. Imperial Pilsners are not included in this style.
London, Bedfordshire, England
Diageo's brands include Smirnoff, Johnnie Walker, Baileys,and Guinness. It is also the exclusive international distributor of José Cuervo and owns 34% of Moët Hennessy, which owns brands including Moët & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot and Hennessy. It sells its products in over 180 countries and has offices in around 80 countries.