-United Spirits (UNITDSPR) is the spirits division of the UB Group. It was originally incorporated as McDowell & Co. in 1999. On the amalgamation of eight spirit companies into the company including Herbertsons, Triumph Distillers & Vintnersgot, and Shaw Wallace, the company got its current name in 2005.
-McDowell Alcobev becomes the wholly owned subsidiary of the company.
-UB group gives a new look to No.1 McDowell's, itsflagship in the prestige segment of the whisky market.
-Mr B M Labroo inducted as the member on the audit committee of the Directors of the company.
-Forges alliances with US, Australia and French Cos. for bulk wine import.
-Company pulled out from buying out the Gilbey brands and manufacturing operations in India.
-High court refuses to grant interim relief to the company in the court battle with Shaw Wallace & Co.
-Phipson Distilley becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of McDowell & Co.
-Acquires 85% equity stake of Truimph Distilleries & Vinters Pvt Ltd.
-Truimph Distilleries and Vinters becomes a subsidiary of McDowell.
-In the wake of acquisition of Gibley's Green Lable Whisky , company decided to refrain from any more acquisitions.
-Rolls out its new Whisky brand, 'Derby Special Whisky' in Andhra Pradesh Market.
-Forges alliance with Newzealand Co called Independent Liquor to pursue an agressive growth strategy in the ready-to-drink segment.
-Increases its exposure in Indian as well as in Hollywood films.
-No 1 Celebration rum crosses sales over 3 million during the year.
-Fire broke in the Finished goods godown at Rosa Distillery.
-McDowell Alcobev makes open offer to acquire 25% stake in Intertia Industries.
-McDowell and Company soars 9.18% to Rs.49.35 on offer for Herbertsons.
-McDowell & Phipson makes counter offer to buy out 45.2 % equity in Herbertsons Ltd., priced at Rs.200 a share.
-Mohun Bagan Athletic Club entangled into a fresh tiff with its sponsor McDowell.
-McDowell unleash new Vodka
-McDowell & Company Ltd has informed that Mr Adi Burjor Godrej has resigned from the BoD of the Company.
- McDowell & Co launches Old Cask Rum, in the Karnataka market.
-McDowell unveils 'Signature' in TN market
-United Spirits is likely to declare the acquisition of Whyte & Mackay by January 2007. The deal likely to be valued at 400 million pounds (around Rs 3500 crore). When this deal culminates, it will be one of the major acquisitions which Vijay Mallya will have mounted after his recent Rs 1,300 crore deal to take over arch-rival Shaw Wallace. The company currently has a net debt of Rs 1,300 crore. The company will definitely leverage its balance sheet to part-fund this acquisition.
- United Spirits Ltd has appointed Mr. Sudhindar Krishan Khanna as an Additional Director of the Company with effect from June 01, 2007
-The company has introduced rum and whiskey in 90 and 60 ml PET High-end whiskies single-use packs, in Karnataka and Maharashtra respectively, on a test basis last week, reports Economic Times.
-The company has said on Dec. 01, 2008 that its board had approved the merger of Balaji Distilleries, into USL in an all stock deal. The merger will be effective from Apr. 01, 2009.
-United Spirits Ltd sells 90 million cases in 2008-2009; Narrows the gap to the No 1 position in the global spirits market.