Brown-Forman may be best known for its ownership of America's most popular whiskey, Jack Daniels, but it's importance is much more impactful. Founder George Garvin Brown's Old Forester bourbon was the first whiskey sold in sealed bottles.
Brown-Forman is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky. It owns such brands as Old Forester, Woodford Reserve, Jack Daniels, and a handful of other world whiskey and spirit brands.
While the Woodford Reserve Brand has been well known in the market since its 1996 introduction, the Old Forester lineup has been one of the most influential in the bourbon market in recent years. In 2014, Old Forester introduced the Whiskey Row Series, which have been well received.