AACS partners own over two-thirds of the internationally-recognised spirits brands sold around the world. There are 6 AACS partners: Bacardi, Brown-Forman, Diageo, Edrington, Pernod Ricard and William Grant & Sons. To learn more about them and their brand portfolios, explore each company's section below.
BacardiBacardi Limited, the largest privately held spirits company in the world, remains family-owned after seven generations of the Bacardi family. From its origin story in 1862 as a single rum brand, to today with more than 200 brands and labels sold in more than 170 markets, the impressive portfolio includes BACARDÍ®, GREY GOOSE®, PATRÓN®, DEWAR’S, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE®, MARTINI®, CAZADORES®, and other leading and emerging brands including WILLIAM LAWSON’S®, ST-GERMAIN®, and ERISTOFF®.
For more than 150 years, Brown-Forman Corporation has enriched the experience of life by responsibly building fine quality beverage alcohol brands, including Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Finlandia, el Jimador, Woodford Reserve, Old Forester, Herradura, Chambord, Benriach, GlenDronach, Glenglassaugh, Slane, Fords Gin, and more. Brown-Forman’s brands are supported by approximately 4,800 employees and sold in more than 170 countries worldwide.
For more information about the company, please visit https://www.brown-forman.com/
Diageo is the world's leading premium drinks business with an outstanding collection of beverage alcohol brands across spirits and beer categories. A global company trading in over 180 markets around the world, Diageo was formed in 1997, following the merger of GrandMet and Guiness, and is headquartered in London.
Diageo's brand portfolio includes: Black & White, Buchanan’s, J&B, Johnnie Walker, Grand Old Parr, Lagavulin, The Singleton, Talisker, Windsor, Bulleit, Crown Royal, Cîroc, Ketel One, Smirnoff, Bundaberg, Captain Morgan, Ron Zacapa, Baileys, Casamigos, Don Julio, Gordon's, Tanqueray, McDowell’s, Shui Jing Fang, Yeni Raki, Ypióca, Guinness
Edrington aims to be Scotland's leading independent, international premium spirits company. Edrington owns, produces and markets some of the best-known Scotch brands in the world. Edrington's operations include distillation, maturation, blending and bottling and also the marketing and distribution of its brands and third-party brands globally.
Edrington's brands include: The Macallan, Highland Park, The Famous Grouse, Brugal, The Glenrothes and Naked Grouse.
Pernod RicardPernod Ricard is the world's leader in the Premium spirits industry. It operates in more than 85 affiliates and 100 production sites. Pernod Ricard has chosed to focus on sustainable growth through a large portfolio of international brands and a high-end strategy, known as Premiumisation.
Pernod Ricard's portfolio includes: Beefeater, Chivas Regal, Absolut, Havana Club, Jameson, The Glenlivet, Malibu, Ricard, Ballantine's, Royal Salute, Martell, 100 Pipers, Imperial, Passport, Clan Campbell, Seagram's, Ramazzotti, Pastis 51, Olmeca, Ararat, Blenders Pride, Kahlúa, Wyborowa, J.P. Wiser's, Royal Stag and Imperial Blue
William Grant & SonsEstablished in 1887, family-owned William Grant & Sons is a premium spirits company with a portfolio of award-winning brands that are enjoyed worldwide. William Grant & Sons distills some of the world's leading brands of Scotch whisky, includding Glenfiddich and The Balvenie single malt Scotch whiskies and Grant's blended Scotch whisky. In addition, the brand portfolio also includes Drambuie Scotch whisky liqueur and one of Ireland's finest Irish whiskeys, Tullamore D.E.W.
The company also continues to lead the way in spirits innovation, with the launch of Hendrick's gin and Sailor Jerry rum. Its award-winning portfolio also includes Monkey Shoulder blended malt Scotch whisky, Aerostone single malt Scotch whisky, Milagro tequila, Reyka vodka, and Solerno blood orange liqueur.