Profile: Brown-Forman Corp (BFa.N)
17 May 2013
Brown-Forman Corporation, incorporated on October 19, 1933, manufactures, bottles, imports, exports, and markets a range of alcoholic beverage brands. The Company's principal beverage brands include Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey, Chambord Vodka, Jack Daniel's Single Barrel, Don Eduardo Tequila, Jack Daniel's Ready-to-Drinks, Early Times Bourbon, Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey, Early Times Kentucky Whisky, Gentleman Jack, el Jimador Tequilas, Southern Comfort, Herradura Tequilas, Southern Comfort Ready-to-Drinks, Korbel California Champagnes, Southern Comfort Ready-to-Pours, Maximus Vodka, Southern Comfort Lime and New Mix Ready-to-Drinks. Its beverage brands also include Southern Comfort Fiery Pepper, Old Forester Bourbon, Southern Comfort Bold Cherry, Little Black Dress Vodkas, Finlandia Vodka, Collingwood Whisky, Antiguo Tequila, Pepe Lopez Tequilas, Canadian Mist Blended Canadian Whisky, Sonoma-Cutrer Wines, Chambord Liqueur, Woodford Reserve Bourbon and Tuaca Liqueur. The Company's other global brands are Finlandia, Southern Comfort, Canadian Mist and el Jimador. During the fiscal year ended April 30, 2012 (fiscal 2012), it acquired the trademarks and related intellectual property rights (brand name) to Maximus Vodka.
The Company's main international markets include Australia, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Poland, Germany, France, Russia, Canada, Japan, Turkey, Spain, Italy, Czech Republic, South Africa, and Brazil. The Company owns and operate distribution networks in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, Germany, Korea, Mexico, Poland, Taiwan, and Turkey, where the Company sells its products either directly to retail stores or to wholesalers. In the United Kingdom, the Company partners with another supplier to sell a combined portfolio of its companies' brands.
The Company competes with Bacardi Limited, Beam Inc., Constellation Brands, Inc., Davide Campari-Milano S.p.A., Diageo PLC, Pernod Ricard S.A., and Remy Cointreau S.A.
850 Dixie Highway
LOUISVILLE KY 40210