Corporations: Slight Change of Recipe

Louisville's Brown-Forman Distillers Corp. has never cared much for blends in either its whiskey or its top management. Ever since Founder George Garvin Brown began bottling Old Forester in 1870, the company has stuck to top-grade bourbons and to a Brown in charge of its headquarters in Kentucky's bluegrass country. Last week Brown-Forman varied the recipe. To succeed third-generation President George Garvin Brown, who is moving to the chairmanship on the retirement of his older (by six years) brother W. L. Lyons Brown, 60, the company picked Executive Vice President Daniel L....

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