The 2015 awards were announced during the company’s annual Distributor Growth Conference at the Woodford Reserve Distillery in Kentucky. From the press release:
(Louisville, KY, December 10, 2014) Brown-Forman announced the 2015 Distributor of the Year Awards during its annual Distributor Growth Conference at the Woodford Reserve Distillery in Woodford County, Kentucky this past Fall. Both Heavyweight and Middleweight Distributors were crowned at the awards dinner, followed by an all-day conference at the Marriott Griffin Gate in Lexington, KY. The Heavyweight Distributor was awarded to Wirtz Beverage of Illinois and the Middleweight Distributor was awarded to Alan S. Goodman of Connecticut.
The Brown-Forman Distributor of the Year Awards are based on measurable objectives including volume goals, distribution, and other brand-building activities during the company’s fiscal year, ending April 30, 2014.
Each winner received a plaque, and a $15,000 check to benefit a charity of their choice. Mike Keyes, SVP President North America Region, and Johnny Manuel, Senior Vice President of Sales, presented the awards.