George Garvin Brown

George Garvin Brown was a pharmaceutical salesman in Louisville, Kentucky, a century and a half ago when bourbon whisky was sold from the barrel and regularly used for medicinal purposes. In 1870, Brown began to distill his own whisky and seal it in glass bottles to assure his customers of its consistently high quality. No one had done it that way before. He named his whisky Old Forester Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Today, that company is known internationally as Brown-Forman. It is one of the largest American-owned spirits and wine companies and one of the top ten such companies in the world. For more information about the history of Brown-Forman, click here.

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