510 Lake Cook Rd.
Deerfield, IL, 60015 United States
S&P 500 (March 31, 2013)
#822 in FORTUNE 1000 (May 2013)
Beam Inc. is one spirited company! Beam is a big producer and distributor of premium-branded distilled spirits. Its lineup ranges from bourbon whiskey to Scotch and tequila, rum, and ready-to-drink cocktails. Beam's portfolio of best-selling brands includes Jim Beam Bourbon, Sauza Tequila, Canadian Club Whisky, Teacher's Scotch, and Courvoisier Cognac, among many. The company, which operates distilleries and other sites worldwide, sells primarily through direct sales forces to distributors. About 50% of all sales are generated outside of the US. In 2011 Beam, once known as Fortune Brands, became a stand-alone company after spinning off its home products and hardware business,