Founded in 1997, Diageo is one of the leading drinks companies that provides beverage alcohol brands across spirits, wine and beer categories throughout the United States and worldwide. It offers a variety of brands, including Smirnoff, Johnnie Walker, Captain Morgan, Baileys, J&B, Jos Cuervo, Tanqueray, Guinness, Crown Royal, Bushmills Irish whiskey, and Beaulieu Vineyard and Sterling Vineyards wines. Diageo is a publicly held company and operates in more than 150 markets worldwide. The company has a staff of over 20,000 employees and maintains offices in nearly 50 countries worldwide, including Great Britain, Ireland, Canada, Spain, Italy, Africa, Australia, India and the Caribbean. Diageo provides a range of community services and supports various nonprofit organizations and clubs.