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Louisville, KY, April 27, 2005 — Brown-Forman Corporation confirmed today that it has joined a consortium led by Constellation Brands to consider a potential bid to acquire Allied Domecq. Other members of the consortium are Lion Capital (formerly Hicks Muse Europe) and Blackstone. Brown-Forman said there can be no assurances that an offer will be…

Louisville, KY, April 14, 2005 — Brown-Forman Beverages announced today that effective May 1, Charton-Hobbs of Montreal, Quebec, will assume distribution responsibilities for the company’s spirits and wine portfolio in Canada. “Charton-Hobbs has performed well in distributing Brown-Forman’s wine brands in Canada for more than 20 years,” said Don Berg, president of Brown-Forman Spirits Americas,…

Louisville, KY, April 11, 2005 — Brown-Forman Corporation Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Owsley Brown II announced today the election of Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne to the company’s Board of Directors. Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne is group president of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc., a nearly six billion dollar family-controlled public company based in New York City. After beginning…

April 6, 2005, Louisville, KY — Woodford Reserve, the nation’s fastest growing small batch bourbon and fastest growing whiskey of any type in the U.S., is solidifying its long association with “The Greatest Game” by announcing the creation of the “Woodford Reserve Stables.” Woodford Reserve Stables has purchased its first thoroughbred, a three-year old filly…

Louisville, KY, April 1, 2005 — Adding to its reputation as the bourbon of thoroughbred racing, Woodford Reserve, America’s fastest growing bourbon, is honoring the country’s favorite horse race with the release of its 2005 Kentucky Derby bottle. A product of the historic Woodford Reserve Distillery in Versailles, Kentucky, this year’s limited edition Derby bottle…