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):     October 30, 2008 (October 31, 2008)

                            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

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to
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Item 7.01.  Regulation FD Disclosure.

On October 30, 2008, Brown-Forman  Corporation issued a press release, a copy of
which is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1.

Item 9.01.  Financial Statements and Exhibits

 (d)  Exhibits
      99.1       Press Release, dated October 30, 2008.


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:   October 31, 2008                   By:  /s/ Nelea A. Absher
                                                Nelea A. Absher
                                                Vice President, Associate
                                                General Counsel and Assistant
                                                Corporate Secretary

Exhibit Index

Number     Description

99.1       Press Release, dated October 30, 2008, issued by Brown-Forman

                                                                 Exhibit 99.1



Louisville,  KY,  October  30,  2008  (NYSE:  BFA & BFB) - On October  27,  2008
Brown-Forman  completed  its stock  distribution  of one share of Class B common
stock for every four shares of either Class A or Class B common stock held, with
fractional  shares paid in cash. The  distribution  was previously  announced on
September 29, 2008. Upon completion of the distribution,  outstanding  shares of
Class A totaled  56,609,413 and outstanding  Class B shares totaled  94,278,363.
Brown-Forman  Class  A and  Class  B  shares  began  trading  on the  NYSE  on a
price-adjusted basis on October 28, 2008. As of the close of the NYSE today, the
Company's  total  market  capitalization  was  approximately  $6.9 billion on an
aggregate of 150,887,776 shares outstanding.

According  to  Brown-Forman's  corporate  charter,  each share of Class A common
stock and Class B common  stock is  entitled  to the same  rights as every other
share of common stock in  distributions  of earnings,  including cash dividends.
Accordingly,  any future cash dividends declared will reflect the greater number
of total shares  outstanding  after the stock  distribution.  In  addition,  all
per-share amounts in the company's  subsequent financial statements will reflect
the stock distribution.  For example,  for the three months ended July 31, 2008,
with an additional  25% more common shares  outstanding,  earnings per share for
that quarter on each class of stock will be adjusted from $0.73 to approximately
$0.58 and cash dividends per share will be adjusted from $0.34 to  approximately

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