Beam Suntory (formerly 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 and Yamazaki 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. The US is the company's #1 market. Japan's Suntory Holdings acquired Beam in 2014, forming the world's #3 premium spirits company.