In 1870, George Garvin Brown founded a company to distribute whiskey in glass bottles, an innovative development for that period. After a number of name changes and replacement of partners Brown finally joined his accountant, George Foreman, under the name Brown-Forman. Over the years, the company has purchased leading alcohol brands and has become one of the world’s leading spirit companies. Brown-Forman’s portfolio include various segments such as whiskey, vodka, cognac, tequila, liqueurs and wines, all of which are world-renowned such as Jack Daniel’s, Finlandia, Heradura, Chambord and others. The corporation employs more than 4,600 people at its worldwide production and distribution sites, with annual revenues estimated at more than $ 3 billion. Brown-Forman, managed by George Brown’s descendants, has a strong environmental awareness and works hard to preserve the environment at production sites as well as its extensive philanthropic activities in education.