The new state-of-the-art facility, is the first full-production whiskey distillery in downtown Louisville. Having completed a $27 million renovation since breaking ground in 2013, the brand home centre houses Angel’s Envy’s distillery operations (including everything from milling of grains to blending and bottling on site), as well as a visitor centre and gift shop.
|The new Angel's Envy Distillery and Visitors Centre|
From the exterior walls to the vaulted ceilings and arched windows, architects worked diligently to preserve every possible feature of the original building. Their one-of-a-kind 35-foot-tall column still, pot still and doubler were sourced locally from Vendome Copper & Brass Works.
Angel’s Envy’s small batch bourbon are the culmination of their late Master Distiller Lincoln Henderson’s storied career. Each of the brand’s three current expressions (Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey finished in Port Wine Barrels, Angel’s Envy Cask Strength and Angel’s Envy Rye finished in hand-selected Caribbean rum casks), exhibit his passion for experimenting outside of conventional norms by producing unique whiskey steeped in tradition, but finished with a twist.
Commenting on the news, Wes Henderson, Co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer of the Louisville Distilling Company, said: “Opening the Angel’s Envy distillery and visitor’s centre in downtown Louisville was a dream Dad (Lincoln Henderson) and I had. He would be so proud of what we’ve accomplished in such a short amount of time. My sons and I proudly carry on his legacy. The distillery is a must-see experience.”
The Angel’s Envy distillery and visitor centre will be open for tours every Monday and Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 – 17:00 and every Sunday from 13:00 – 17:00. The price of admission is $15 and reservations can be made via www.angelsenvy.com.
Posted by Steve Rush