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):     January 31, 2007 (January 30, 2007)

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

   Delaware                  002-26821            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 5.02.  Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors;
Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On January 30, 2007,  Brown-Forman  Corporation  (the "Company")  issued a press
release,  a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated by
reference  herein,  announcing  that William E. Mitchell has been elected to the
Company's  Board of  Directors,  effective  March 12, 2007.  The election of Mr.
Mitchell to the  Brown-Forman  Board will  increase  the number of  directors to
fourteen.  The  Board  has  not yet  determined  committee  assignments  for Mr.

A summary of the compensation the Company provides its non-employee Directors is
set forth in  Exhibit  10(k) to the Form 8-K filed by the  Company  on August 2,
2006.  Neither Mr. Mitchell nor any member of his immediate family is a party to
any past or currently  proposed  transaction with the Company that is reportable
under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.

Item 9.01.  Financial Statements and Exhibits

 (a)      Not applicable.
 (b)      Not applicable.
 (c)      Exhibits.
          99.1     Press Release, dated January 30, 2007

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:   January 31, 2007                   By:  /s/ Nelea A. Absher
                                                Nelea A. Absher
                                                Vice President and Assistant
                                                 Corporate Secretary

Exhibit Index

99.1  Press Release, dated January 30, 2007, issued by Brown-Forman Corporation.

                                                                   Exhibit 99.1



Louisville,  KY, January 30, 2007 - Brown-Forman  Corporation  (NYSE:  BFA, BFB)
Chairman  Owsley  Brown II today  announced  that  William E.  Mitchell has been
elected to the company's Board of Directors, effective March 12, 2007.

Mitchell  is the  chairman,  president,  and chief  executive  officer  of Arrow
Electronics,  Inc. (NYSE: ARW), a global electronics  distribution company, with
2006 annual sales  estimated to be  approximately  $13.5 billion.  Previously he
served as president  of  Solectron  Global  Service,  a subsidiary  of Solectron
Corporation,  and as president and CEO of Nashua  Corporation (NYSE: NSH). Prior
to that, he had a successful 20-year career with Raychem  Corporation,  where he
held a variety of positions in finance, manufacturing, international operations,
and worldwide sales and marketing.

In making the  announcement,  Mr. Brown said, "Bill Mitchell brings  outstanding
credentials,  particularly  in the  global  business  arena  and  in  leadership
development,  to our Board and we believe he will make significant contributions
to the growth of Brown-Forman.  We are especially grateful that as an active CEO
of a large company,  Bill is prepared to dedicate his time to helping us advance
our business."

The  election of  Mitchell to the  Brown-Forman  Board  increases  the number of
directors to fourteen.

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