Tuesday, July 9th at 1:00 pm, we’re proud to welcome honored guests, including Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, for the official ribbon cutting ceremony at the new building site. The company has concluded a deal with the State of Kentucky for the purchase of property on the corner of Main Street and Jackson, formerly known as the Vermont American Building and Baer Fabrics.
With plans to invest nearly $12 million in the renovation, LDC has hired Louisville-based Joseph & Joseph Architects to manage the project. Once completed, the building will not only contain the Angel’s Envy distillery operations, but also offer a brand experience center that will be open to the public and include guided tours of the distillery.
Master Distiller Lincoln Henderson stated, “I feel blessed to do what I truly love to do. It is a dream come true to have my own distillery on Main Street in downtown Louisville.”
Wes Henderson, C.O.O. for Angel’s Share Brands added, “We are constructing a fully functioning distillery, from milling of grains to blending and bottling on site. The Angel’s Envy distillery will be a must-see experience on the Urban Bourbon Trail.”
“This is an exciting addition to Kentucky’s vibrant bourbon industry, with Angel’s Share Brands creating 40 new jobs and investing $10 million in a new distillery,” said Gov. Steve Beshear. “As bourbon continues to gain in popularity across the world, we will continue to work hard to foster new opportunities for jobs and investment. We take a lot of pride in this signature product, and the industry’s global success shows the type of dedication and craftsmanship that makes Kentucky stand out.”
“We are delighted that Angel’s Envy has selected Main Street for its Louisville distillery,” said Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer. “It is exciting that we will have an iconic bourbon brand as part of the history and culture that makes up this vital corridor of Louisville’s downtown. Angel’s Envy’s dedication to its quality product and economic commitment to the Louisville community are both representative of what makes Louisville and Kentucky the bourbon capital of the world.”
Louisville Distilling Company expects the new distillery to be up and running in 2014.