Wes Henderson is the co-founder of Louisville Distilling Company, the producer of Angel’s Envy. In 2010, Wes convinced his late father, Master Distiller Lincoln Henderson, to come out of retirement and collaborate on a long-time idea that Lincoln had never had the chance to explore previously. The father and son team worked together to create Angel’s Envy, a groundbreaking bourbon, using port barrels and secondary finishing techniques; Wes’ son Kyle joined shortly after to learn side-by-side with his grandfather.

Wes served as the Chief Innovation Officer for Angel’s Envy from 2010 to 2022 before stepping down to spend more time with his family, further his charitable and civic involvement and pursue other endeavors. Just like his father before him, Wes was inducted into the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame in 2019 for his work at Angel’s Envy and his contributions to the whiskey community at-large.