A Finish Worthy of Envy

Our 2019 Cask Strength Bourbon Finished in Port Wine Barrels is almost here! Sign up for 500 Main today to be the first to hear about upcoming Cask announcements.

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New “Inside the Barrel” Tour

Learn all about our secondary
barrels and the finishing process, followed by a tasting of our Bourbon Finished in Port Wine Casks, our
Rye Finished in Rum Barrels and our unfinished Rye straight from the barrel.

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Robb Report’s

Best Bourbon of the Year

We’re honored to share that our
limited-release Kentucky Straight Bourbon Finished in Oloroso Sherry Casks has been named one of
Robb Report‘s 10 Best Spirits of the Year.

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Angel’s Envy Expressions

Angel’s Envy® Bourbon Finished in
Port Barrels, Rye Finished in Rum Casks, and Cask Strength are each award-winning masterpieces and
unique within their categories. Find out what makes our various expressions so distinctively delicious.

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500 Main

The online home of Angel’s Envy is now accepting new members. Join for invitations to
exclusive local events, behind-the-scenes videos, Q&A with whiskey experts, and maybe a surprise or
two.

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Inside Angel’s Envy:

Lessons From Lincoln

Many people know Lincoln Henderson as an innovator and expert craftsman. But, he was
also a father and grandfather who passed down many of his best qualities, along with lessons he gained,
during his more than 40 year career in the industry.

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See How we Make Angel’s Envy,

And Then Taste Why

Angel’s Envy®
Distillery now open.

Tour experience by reservation only.

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This September,
make us plant 30,000 trees

Step one

Grab an Angel's Envy
bottle or cocktail

Step two

Take, tag and post a picture
with #ToastTheTrees

Step tree

We plant one

when other bourbons stop

Angel’s Envy Finishes

There’s bourbon. And then there’s divine inspiration painstakingly crafted into a spirit so sublime you’ll want to share it with the world. We make the second one. ANGEL’S ENVY is what happens when 200 years of bourbon tradition meet an independent master craftsman’s instinct to improve. It’s a total return to the art of craft-first, hand blended batches of 8 to 12 barrels at a time.

We personally taste every barrel throughout each step of the aging process to ensure that the spirits meet our perfectionist standards. This would be enough for any other premium bourbon, but we think you deserve more. That’s why we finish every one of our whiskeys in hand-selected finishing barrels. For an added layer of flavor and complexity, our bourbon and special cask strength are finished in ruby port casks, and our rye is finished in rum barrels. There’s no set time for this process.

It’s only Angel’s Envy when we say it is. 

ANGEL’S ENVY EXPRESSIONS

ANGEL’S ENVY Bourbon Finished in Port Barrels, Rye Finished in Rum Casks, and Cask Strength are each award-winning masterpieces and unique in their categories. Find out what makes our various expressions so distinctively delicious.

OUR STORY

Rooted in 200 years of bourbon heritage, we create hand-finished spirits that aren’t afraid to improve on the classic tradition. Inspired by legendary Master Distiller Lincoln Henderson’s lifetime spent crafting fine spirits, ANGEL’S ENVY is our masterpiece.

OUR PROCESS

Some people might say we have a problem when they hear that we personally sample each barrel of ANGEL’S ENVY throughout every step of the finishing process. We agree. We’re raging perfectionists.

Good enough is never good enough

We’re restless creators who respect and celebrate the bourbon tradition, but try not to shackle ourselves to it. We approach each spirit that we finish with a craftsman’s passion to experiment and improve.

Did you Know?

Today, our main building is connected to a small structure in the back, and in the process, we’ve captured a tiny, very strange piece of Louisville history. That’s right, our bourbon tanks are now housed in our very own little stretch of Billy Goat Strut Alley.

The Guide

Inside Angel’s Envy

The Angel’s Envy Holiday Cocktail Collection

The Angel’s Envy Holiday Cocktail Collection

Inside Angel’s Envy

Looking Back on Our 3rd Anniversary at 500 E. Main Street

Looking Back on Our 3rd Anniversary at 500 E. Main Street

Inside Angel’s Envy

Angel’s Envy Best of Halloween Cocktail Pairings

Angel’s Envy Best of Halloween Cocktail Pairings

cocktail of the day:

The Mint Julep

The Recipes

Cocktails

Gingerbread Old Fashioned

Gingerbread Old Fashioned

Cocktails

Hoosier Heritage

Hoosier Heritage

Cocktails

Angel’s Envy Large Format Coquito

Angel’s Envy Large Format Coquito