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First ever International Installation by Zoom for the Livery!

On July 24th, three new freemen were installed in a virtual ceremony spanning three countries. Martin Brown Jr. and Marshall Farrer were proposed by family member and Court Assistant Garvin Brown, and were dialing in from the US to connect with the Masters and Wardens Committee.

Henri Sizaret who is currently living in Portugal, was the third new freeman, speaking from Oporto, the home of Port wine.


Mr. Martin Brown Jr

Mr. Martin Brown Jr was admitted to the Freedom of the Company on Friday 24th July at a virtual ceremony.

Martin is a cousin of Court Assistant Garvin Brown IV and was educated at Yale. He is an Attorney with Adams & Reese LLP in Nashville, Tennessee and sits on the Board of the family company, Brown Forman (one of our Corporate Affiliates).

Mr. Marshall Farrer

Mr. Marshall Farrer was admitted to the Freedom of the Company on Friday 24th July at a virtual ceremony.

Marshall hails from Louisville, Kentucky and is a first cousin of Court Assistant Garvin Brown IV. He is a fifth generation distiller and part owner of Brown Forman, where he has worked for the past 20 years; he currently sits on the executive Board. He is shortly arriving in the UK to become European President of Brown Forman Europe. 

Monsieur Henri Sizaret

Monsieur Henri Sizaret was admitted to the Freedom of the Company on Friday 24th July at a virtual ceremony.

Henri, who is a French national, studied in Rome and Paris before completing his education at Strathclyde University. Ex Diageo and Symingtons, he is a marketing consultant to the wine and spirits industry, based in Oporto Portugal.