Brown-Forman expands in the UK

Our flagship brand, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey – part of the Brown-Forman family since 1956 – also grew from humble beginnings. First distilled by Mr. Jack Daniel himself at the Cave Spring Hollow in Lynchburg, Tennessee, in 1866, it has grown to be the world’s biggest selling American Whiskey. Despite its size, every drop is made at the Jack Daniel Distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee, to the same exacting standards that Jack set all those years ago – “every day we make it, we’ll make it the best we can”.

Life at Brown-Forman reflects our values of integrity, respect, trust, teamwork, and excellence. These values have been with us through our 150 year journey, which started in Louisville, Kentucky when George Garvin Brown first sold Old Forester Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. From these humble beginnings Brown-Forman has grown and now employs more than 4,700 people worldwide.

As we celebrate our 150th birthday in 2020, we will also be planning the next stage of our growth in the UK, our second biggest market outside the USA. We are expanding our UK business to continue to build the Jack Daniel’s Family of Brands and our other premium brands, including Woodford Reserve bourbon, Herradura and el Jimador tequilas, Slane Irish Whiskey, and Finlandia vodka. Watch the below video from Jennifer Powell, Marketing Director UK, to learn about why we are hiring right now. We are recruiting in all functions from sales, finance, supply chain, HR and customer services, among others.

At Brown-Forman, we are committed to developing the people who build our brands. We begin by recruiting and hiring people of the highest quality and character and then giving them the on-the-job experiences, personal connections, and formal training necessary to grow, learn, and realize their full potential.

There couldn’t be a more exciting time to join Brown-Forman UK than now. While we have been in business for 150 years and are well established in the UK, we are effectively starting a new company to drive the business forward. Being with us at the start of this journey is very exciting. Our UK General Manager, Jeremy Shepherd believes people who are excited to be a part of something new, who are good team-workers and collaborators will fit in well at Brown-Forman UK.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion throughout the company. We believe having a diverse workforce is a significant benefit which taps into the wealth of unique experiences that each of us brings to work and respects our differences as people. Inclusion unleashes the power of diversity by creating a culture that empowers all employees to fully express themselves and feel comfortable being who they are, while contributing their talents to the business.

As a responsible beverage alcohol company, we take seriously our commitments to responsible drinking, actively building a responsible drinking culture both inside and outside the company to prevent underage access and consumption, reduce drunk driving, support addiction recovery, respect the choice not to drink, promote moderate consumption, and market our products responsibly. Our newly launched responsibility campaign, Pause, gives us a new focus and helps drive responsibility across the business, every day.

If your values match ours, and you are interested in joining Brown-Forman UK as we start the next stage of our journey, please visit our Careers page.