Angel’s Envy Distillery

The fully operational urban distillery Angel’s Envy is one of the newest additions to Louisville’s burgeoning bourbon distilling scene. You don’t have to leave city limits to experience Angel’s Envy’s impressive operation, seeing first-hand how their distillation, barreling and unique finishing processes work.

The Distillery Tour

Angel’s Envy’s hour-long tours share the story of the Henderson family, whose three generations of distillers came together in 2013 to break ground on this sleek, modern distillery. Angel’s Envy handcrafts a small batch whiskey rooted in 200 years of bourbon heritage. Tours are by reservation only and limited to small groups. Cocktail classes are also available monthly.

The Bourbon Tastings

A double maturation process of finishing Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey for six months in used port barrels sets Angel’s Envy apart from traditional bourbon distillers. Other limited expressions include a rum barrel-finished rye and a cask strength bourbon.

clear glass bottle of angel's envy bourbon with a glass on a counter

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Things to know about Angel’s Envy

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Angel’s Envy made?

Angel’s Envy bourbon is made by Louisville Distilling Company, a subsidiary of Bacardi Limited, at Angel’s Envy Distillery in Louisville, Ky., at 500 E. Main St.

Who owns Angel’s Envy?

Angel’s Envy is owned by Bacardi. The brand was built by the late master distiller Lincoln Henderson and sold to Bacardi Limited in 2015. Lincoln’s son Wes serves as the co-founder and chief innovation officer, and Wes’ son Kyle serves as production manager, while his other son Andrew is the lead distillery operator.

What bourbons and whiskeys does Angel’s Envy produce?

Angel’s Envy’s flagship product is Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Port Wine Barrels. Other expressions include Angel’s Envy Rye Whiskey Finished in Rum Barrels and Angel’s Envy Cask Strength Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Port Wine Barrels.

Is Angel’s Envy on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail?

Yes! Get your passport stamped — Angel’s Envy is a member of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®.

Which distilleries are near Angel’s Envy?

Angel’s Envy is located in downtown Louisville. The three closest distilleries include Copper & Kings American Brandy Co., the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, and Old Forester Distilling Co.

Where can I find out more about Angel’s Envy?

Learn about Angel’s Envy’s distilling history and processes at

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