Our Company

Brown-Forman is a diversified producer of fine quality consumer products. It was founded in 1870 by George Garvin Brown in Louisville, KY, U.S. His original brand, Old Forester Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky, was America's first bottled bourbon and remains one of Brown-Forman's finest brands today. Geo. Garvin Brown IV, a descendant of the founder, is part of the 5th generation of Brown Family members engaged with the company and serves as the Presiding Chairman of the Board.

Brown-Forman employs 4,120 people worldwide with about 1,000 located in Louisville. Brown-Forman, one of the largest American-owned spirits and wine companies and among the top 10 largest global spirits companies, sells its brands in more than 135 countries and has offices in cities across the globe. In all, Brown-Forman has more than 25 brands in its portfolio of wines and spirits.


At Brown-Forman, we enrich the experience of life, in our own way, by responsibly building beverage alcohol brands that thrive and endure for generations.

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Our past is defined by generations of visionary individuals and decades of progress. Our future will be determined by continuity in our direction, commitment to our strategies, and confidence in our capabilities.

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Explore our interactive timeline to learn more about the history of Brown-Forman, as well as the people, brands, and events that have shaped our company.

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Corporate Governance

Brown-Forman is completely committed to the highest levels of integrity throughout the corporation. The senior management team and the Board of Directors believe that the principles of sound corporate governance are a key factor in our ability to deliver long-term, sustainable growth in shareholder value.

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Worldwide Locations

Brown-Forman is a global company headquartered in Louisville, KY, but we have employees and offices that span the globe. Below is a list of our worldwide locations.

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