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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.

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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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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

Whiskey History

The Surprising Origin of the Word ‘Cocktail’

The Surprising Origin of the Word ‘Cocktail’

Press Highlight

The Best Spirit in the World Could be Bourbon Finished in Port

The Best Spirit in the World Could be Bourbon Finished in Port

Press Highlight

Angel’s Envy Cask Strength Is Still One of the Best Dessert Whiskeys on the Market

Angel’s Envy Cask Strength Is Still One of the Best Dessert Whiskeys on the Market

cocktail of the day:

The Mint Julep

The Recipes

Cocktails

The Henderson

The Henderson

How To

Inspired Cocktails: A Celebration of Whiskey Guardian Fathers

Inspired Cocktails: A Celebration of Whiskey Guardian Fathers

Cocktails

Angel’s Envy Eggnog

Angel’s Envy Eggnog