Arthur Guinness, Son and Co. Ltd.

Arthur Guinness, Son & Co Ltd was an Irish brewing company, best known for producing Guinness stout. The company was incorporated 1886 and changed its name to Guinness PLC in 1982, before finally merging with Grand Metropolitan PLC to form Diageo PLC in 1997. The company is named after Irish brewer Arthur Guinness (1725-1803), who founded the St James’s Gate Brewery in Dublin in 1759.