Angel's Envy Distillery Plans To Open in Louisville

Jul 10, 2013

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Another bourbon distillery will be constructed in downtown Louisville.

The makers of Angel’s Envy bourbon announced Tuesday that they’ll build a distillery and visitors’ center in the long-vacant complex across from Louisville Slugger Field. The $12 million investment is expected to create 40 new jobs. 

The small-batch brand was launched several years ago by retired Brown-Forman Master Distiller Lincoln Henderson and his family. Henderson’s son, Wes, is the brand’s chief operating officer.  He said Louisville is finally re-connecting with a long-lost part of its history.

“One thing that’s been gone from Bourbon Row is the distillation of bourbon," said Henderson. " It’s been almost 100 years since this has taken place.  And I can tell you right now that our job at Angel’s Envy is to bring bourbon back to Louisville, back to Bourbon Row, in addition to honoring the history of bourbon throughout the state.”

Mayor Greg Fischer said it also offers a welcome boost for tourism.  “We’ve got Angel’s Envy here on Main Street, we’ve got the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience that will be opening in the fall time," said Fischer. "Michter’s at Eighth and Main should be opening up next year.The newly announced Kentucky Peerless at Tenth and Main will be opening up next year as well. So this will all make the industry bigger.” 

This is the latest of several distilleries planned for Louisville's Main Street corridor.

The Angel’s Envy distillery is scheduled to open next year.