Desnoes & Geddes
|Type||Public (JSE: DG)|
|Key people||Richard Byles Chairman|
|Products||Beers, lagers, malt beverages|
|Revenue||JMD 9.13 billion ($148 million) (2005)|
Desnoes and Geddes Limited (D&G) is a Jamaican brewer and beverage producer. It was formed in 1918 by Eugene Peter Desnoes and Thomas Hargreaves Geddes, who combined their two shops into one business.
D&G produces one of Jamaica's best-known exports, Red Stripe beer, and also exports Old Jamaica Ginger Beer. It brews other malt beverages for the local market under the brand names Red Stripe Light, Dragon Stout, Malta (nonalcoholic), Smirnoff Ice, Guinness, and Heineken.
- Dragon Stout
Only a small portion of D&G's shares are publicly traded. British beverage group Diageo PLC is the ultimate parent company with a 58 percent holding in D&G through Udiam Holdings AB of Sweden. Diageo have owned the company since 1993.