About Us

At Lipman, when we say we have been delivering distinctive taste since 1939, we aren't just talking about the variety of quality brands we offer. We are also talking about the distinctive flavor of a family-owned corporation that treats every part of the association as family – from our employees to our customers. And we are talking about the distinctive service and understanding we bring to every facet of our business.

Lipman Brothers is the oldest liquor and wine wholesaler in Tennessee. We have held State Permit No. 1 since 1939, when Franklin D. Roosevelt was president. Harry Lipman – the grandfather of current President and CEO, Robert Lipman – launched the business with his brother, Meyer, almost 70 years ago. He was, in fact, a key player in developing the statutes repealing Tennessee’s prohibition. Many of these laws still apply today, and generations later, Lipman still has a thorough understanding of the regulations and requirements of Tennessee’s spirits, wine and beer markets.

Our mission at Lipman is to be the Distributor of Choice for our customers. This means building a solid relationship with suppliers, retailers, and consumers. And it means building a solid company by hiring dedicated, motivated and inspired people. At Lipman, we don’t simply deliver distinctive taste. We deliver distinctive service. And that means a distinct difference for our customers.