Whiskey History:

Kentucky’s Climate: The Engine that Drives Bourbon’s Flavor

There are several all-important contributors to a whiskey’s flavor: mash bill and yeast can certainly make a difference, and the type of wood that the barrel is constructed from makes a major difference, as well as the duration of aging.

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Inside Angel’s Envy

10/10 is More than a Perfect Score

Why is 10/10 stamped on the corks of all our bottles? Hint: it’s not because we thought it deserved a perfect score, which it does.

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Whiskey History

What is Wheated Bourbon?

This one’s pretty easy. If you guessed “contains wheat,” you’ve almost got it. Bourbon’s mash bill, by law, requires at least 51% corn in its mix.

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Whiskey History

There are a lot of people who have recently discovered the joys of bourbon and whiskey. There are also many older fans who know their whiskeys. We write our history articles for everyone. After all, until people understand the whiskey category, they might not really appreciate what Lincoln Henderson started with Angel’s Envy.

The Hendersons Go to Washington’s Distillery

In 2003, Lincoln Henderson joined a notable collection of Master Distillers for a truly special occasion—the distilling of the first…Read More
The Hendersons Go to Washington’s Distillery

Whiskey History: World War II and Whiskey

  Following the repeal of prohibition, distilleries gradually began to recover from 13 years of a “dry” United States. But…Read More
Whiskey History: World War II and Whiskey

The Origins of the “Proof”

Alcohol by Volume (or ABV) is a percentage. It’s simple and easy to understand. We learned about percentages in grade…Read More
The Origins of the “Proof”

Bar Etiquette: Why Do People Tap Their Drink on the Bar after Clinking Glasses?

We love questions like this one because they’re endlessly debatable. We often wonder if people imagine that a definitive tome…Read More
Bar Etiquette: Why Do People Tap Their Drink on the Bar after Clinking Glasses?

Accidental Aging and the Birth of Whiskey As We Know It

Distilling is an industry built on history, and we all know that whiskey (particularly whisky) is steeped in tradition, legend…Read More
Accidental Aging and the Birth of Whiskey As We Know It

Inside Angel’s Envy

A great deal of hard work and experience go into crafting one of the world’s best bourbons, and we’re proud of the work that our excellent team accomplishes every day. Find out exactly what it takes first-hand from our team.

Wes Henderson on Cask Strength 2017

Each year, we collect a handful of truly remarkable barrels from our rickhouse. It’s a rigorous process that has everything…Read More
Wes Henderson on Cask Strength 2017

2017 Toast the Trees Final Count

We’d like to start by thanking everyone who shared their incredible photos with our hashtag #AE4THETREES. We were overwhelmed by…Read More
2017 Toast the Trees Final Count

A Letter from Wes Henderson on Father’s Day

For me, Father’s Day has always been a time of both reflection and celebration. It’s a joy to have my…Read More
A Letter from Wes Henderson on Father’s Day

Wes, Kyle and Andrew Henderson on Father’s Day

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Wes, Kyle and Andrew Henderson on Father’s Day

Toast the Trees Planting Has Begun

It’s with sore hands and stiff backs that we proudly announce that, as of this week, we’ve planted the first…Read More
Toast the Trees Planting Has Begun

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Have You Heard?

Our still is up and running. Learn more about it as we ready our new distillery for the public.

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Worth a Damn

We owe much of our success to the wonderful individuals, professionals, enthusiasts and businesses that have helped to spread the word about Angel’s Envy and advocated for whiskey in general. This is our chance to return the favor.

2017 Halloween Candy and Cocktail Parings

As dedicated parents, loving aunts and uncles, or just people who keep buying Halloween candy even though very few children…Read More
2017 Halloween Candy and Cocktail Parings

A Look Inside Kelvin Cooperage

Just a short drive from downtown Louisville, Kelvin Cooperage is housed in a sprawling building that’s historically always been home…Read More
A Look Inside Kelvin Cooperage

Join Angel’s Envy and Chris Kael’s Barrel-Aged Impale’d Ale for a Night of Bourbon, Beer and Rock

One of the true joys of this business is having the opportunity to travel the country and see the truly…Read More
Join Angel’s Envy and Chris Kael’s Barrel-Aged Impale’d Ale for a Night of Bourbon, Beer and Rock

The Kentucky Derby Gives back to Louisville

“During Derby Week, Louisville is the capital of the world,” John Steinbeck described the Derby in 1956. “The Kentucky Derby,…Read More
The Kentucky Derby Gives back to Louisville

Bar Trends to Watch for in 2015

    We work with a lot of bartenders and we’re constantly keeping up with what’s going on in the…Read More
Bar Trends to Watch for in 2015