Beam Suntory, Inc. is a subsidiary of Suntory Holdings of Osaka, Japan. Headquartered in Chicago, Beam Suntory is the third largest producer of distilled beverages worldwide. The company dates back to 1795 when Jacob Beam began selling barrels of whisky, and years later in 1899 when Shinjiro Torrii would produce Japan’s first whisky.
Much has changed and grown since the early beginnings. After Suntory Holdings acquired Beam Inc. in 2014, their combined portfolio expanded to include notable and award-winning bourbons, whiskies, tequilas, rums, vodkas, cognac, cordials, gins, as well as ready-to-drink, pre-mixed cocktails. Recognizable and iconic brands include Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark bourbon brands and Suntory whisky Kakubin, as well as world-renowned premium brands including Knob Creek bourbon, Yamazaki, Hakushu and Hibiki Japanese whiskies, Teacher’s, Laphroaig, and Bowmore Scotch whiskies, Canadian Club whisky, Courvoisier cognac, Hornitos and Sauza tequila, EFFEN and Pinnacle vodka, Sipsmith gin, and Midori liqueur.