Washington, D.C. 20549

                                    Form 8-K

                                 Current Report
     Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of
earliest event reported):     November 26, 2003

                            Brown-Forman Corporation
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

   Delaware                    1-123              61-0143150
(State or other            (Commission         (I.R.S. Employer
 jurisdiction of            File Number)       Identification No.)

 850 Dixie Highway, Louisville, Kentucky           40210
(Address of principal executive offices)         (Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code (502) 585-1100

Item 5.  Other Events

On November 26, 2003,  Brown-Forman  Corporation  issued a press release about a
lawsuit  filed against  several beer,  spirits,  and wine  companies,  including
Brown-Forman Corporation.  A copy of Brown-Forman Corporation's press release of
November 26, 2003 is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated  herein
by reference.

Item 7.  Financial Statements and Exhibits

 (a)      Not applicable.
 (b)      Not applicable.
 (c)      Exhibits.
          99.1     Press Release, dated November 26, 2003


Pursuant  to the  requirements  of the  Securities  Exchange  Act of  1934,  the
registrant  has duly  caused  this  report  to be  signed  on its  behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                       Brown-Forman Corporation

Date:   November 26, 2003                 By:  /s/ Nelea A. Absher
                                                Nelea A. Absher
                                                Vice President, Senior Counsel
                                                & Assistant Corporate Secretary

                                                                 Exhibit 99.1



Louisville,  KY, November 26, 2003 - A Washington D.C. plastic surgeon has filed
a class  action  lawsuit  against  several  beer,  spirits,  and wine  marketers
alleging deceptive marketing practices targeted at underage consumers.  Named as
defendants in the suit are the Beer Institute,  Heineken, Coors Brewing Company,
Diageo PLC, Bacardi, Mike's Hard Lemonade Company, Kobrand Corporation,  as well
as  Brown-Forman.  One of the law firms  filing  the suit is Boies,  Schiller  &
Flexner, L.L.P., of which David Boies is a partner.

The plaintiff seeks to represent all parents whose funds were used without their
prior knowledge for the illegal  purchase of beverage  alcohol by their underage
children. It seeks disgorgement of revenues allegedly earned by sales to minors.

The only act cited in the court  filing  the  company  received  late  yesterday
involving  Brown-Forman  is an  advertisement  in Glamour  magazine  for Fontana
Candida wine. Despite allegations in the complaint that the ad features "a young
looking female" and that Glamour is "disproportionately  read by women and girls
under  the  age of 21,"  the  model  in the ad is  over 30 and 75% of  Glamour's
readership is age 21 and older, according to Mediamark Research Inc.

The  plaintiff  acknowledges  that  beverage  alcohol is a legal product that is
responsibly  and legally  enjoyed by millions of Americans.  The plaintiff  also
says that many  manufacturers are good corporate  citizens who fairly,  legally,
and responsibly market their products to the public, taking appropriate care not
to induce or encourage illegal or dangerous use of their products.  Brown-Forman
takes pride in being a leader among that group.

Brown-Forman  believes  illegal  drinking  by the  underage  can lead to serious
problems and for many years has sponsored  programs  through The Century Council
to combat underage drinking and drunk driving. Brown-Forman understands the need
for beverage  alcohol  companies to market and sell their products  responsibly.
For a number  of years  the  company  has  adhered  to its own  strong  internal
marketing  code,  which  includes a system of  internal  advertising  review and
compliance.  Brown-Forman  also adheres to the code of responsible  marketing of
the  Distilled   Spirits   Council  of  the  U.S.,  the  liquor  industry  trade

Brown-Forman believes that most beverage alcohol producers market their products
responsibly in the U.S., and that is certainly the case with  Brown-Forman.  The
company intends to contest  vigorously this case, and will continue to work with
community groups, parents, and others to address the issue of teenage drinking.

Beverage  alcohol  advertising  and marketing has been the subject of two recent
reviews by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission  (FTC), in 1999 and 2003. While the
FTC had some suggestions about how  manufacturers  could improve their marketing
practices,  each time it concluded that beverage  alcohol  manufacturers  do not
market to underage  consumers and that the industry's system of  self-regulation
is effective.

Brown-Forman  Corporation is a diversified producer and marketer of fine quality
consumer products,  including Jack Daniel's,  Southern Comfort, Finlandia Vodka,
Canadian Mist,  Fetzer and Bolla Wines,  Korbel  California  Champagnes,  Lenox,
Dansk, and Gorham tableware and giftware and Hartmann Luggage.