10th distillery on tour
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Feb. 13, 2017) — Angel’s Envy is the newest member of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail experience, becoming the 10th stop on the world-famous journey that showcases the state’s signature spirit. Angel’s Envy recently opened its $27 million distillery, brand home and gift shop in Louisville.
Angel’s Envy, a Kentucky Bourbon finished in port barrels, was inspired and crafted by the late Master Distiller Lincoln Henderson, an inaugural member of the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame and an original pioneer of the premium Bourbon category.
Henderson, his son Wes, and grandson Kyle broke ground on the distillery in July 2013.
In addition to its award-winning Angel’s Envy, the company produces Angel’s Envy Cask Strength and Angel’s Envy Rye aged in rum barrels – both innovative expressions from Lincoln Henderson before he died in 2013 at age 75.
Kentucky Bourbon is a booming $8.5 billion economic engine that generates as many as 17,500 jobs with an annual payroll topping $800 million, pouring $825 million into tax coffers each year. There are now 52 distilleries in the commonwealth and 6.7 million barrels of aging Bourbon – both modern records.
Participating distilleries on the trail include: Bulleit’s Stitzel-Weller Distillery, Louisville; Four Roses, Lawrenceburg and Cox’s Creek; Heaven Hill, Bardstown and its Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, Louisville; Jim Beam, Clermont and Louisville; Maker’s Mark, Loretto; Town Branch, Lexington; Wild Turkey, Lawrenceburg; and Woodford Reserve, Versailles.