Drinks maker Diageo said today its 2017 fiscal year had started well, with the key drivers of improved top line growth being scotch whisky, US spirits and India. 

"As expected, the momentum we created last year, strengthening our business through improved marketing, innovation, and commercial execution, has set us up to deliver a stronger performance," the company's CEO Ivan Menezes said in a statement ahead of its annual shareholders' meeting. 

Diageo said that given its sales momentum and progress in implementing productivity changes it was confident of achieving its objective of mid-single digit top line growth.