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The most recent edition
to the Kentucky bourbon trail is the newly opened Angel's Envy Distillery, located in downtown Louisville Kentucky.
A vision of the late Lincoln Henderson, the Angel’s
Envy Distillery was to be the location
for his collaborative work
alongside his son
asBrown-Foreman’s Master Distiller. A few years after his passing, his son Wes kept the vision alive. With the help of Kevin
Curtis, the Distillery’s
Operations Manager and close friend of the Henderson family, the vision has now become a reality.
As you tour the facility,
visitors get to experience both the
traditional process of whiskey making as well as state-of-the-art technology all wrapped into one.And even though the distillery is one of the newest ones to open their doors to the public, Angles Envy is still able to keep the Kentucky bourbon heritage sacred through the legacy of Lincoln's vision and his impact in the industry.
will get to see the distillation process from the beginning to the
end. They finish the tour at the beautiful distillery bar,
where you get to sample the products
fruit of the distillery’s labor (mention here what you get to sample – rye bourbon etc.).
don’t want to share too much because just like all the distilleries, I
highly encourage everyone to visit, experience and enjoy
the unique features and characteristics each one has to offer.
Located at 500 E. Main St. Louisville, Kentucky 40
Tours take around one hour and cost $15.00 per person. 10 spots maximum per tour
to a number of visitors a day for touring, it's well worth the wait to
get in. Just be sure to book a reservation through their website before
arriving at the doorstep.
Tours are by reservation only, which can be booked through their website or through the link below.
Reservations for Guided Tours Now Being Accepted Online
Louisville, Kentucky (November 16, 2016) - Angel's Envy™, the super-premium Kentucky Straight bourbon whiskey of uncompromising character and quality, will officially open its new distillery and visitor center to the public for guided tours beginning Saturday, November 19. Online reservations, which are required, are now being accepted at www.angelsenvy.com. Admission is $15 per person and includes a tasting.
Located at 500 E. Main Street at Jackson, (the former Vermont American and Baer Fabrics Warehouse), the new state-of-the-art facility is thefirst
full-production whiskey distillery in downtown Louisville. Having
completed a $27 million renovation since breaking ground in 2013, the
brand home center
houses the Angel’s Envy distillery operations (including everything
from milling of grains to blending and bottling on site), as well as a
visitor center and gift shop.
From the exterior walls to the vaulted ceilings and arched windows,
their architects worked diligently to preserve every possible feature of
the original building. Their breathtaking, one-of-a-kind 35-foot-tall
column still, pot still and doubler were sourced locally from Vendome Copper & Brass Works—just four blocks away.
small batch artisan bourbon is the culmination of the late Master
Distiller Lincoln Henderson's storied career. Each of the brand’s three
current expressions (flagship Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey finished in Port Wine Barrels, Angel’s Envy Cask Strength and Angel’s Envy Rye finished in hand-selected Caribbean rum casks),
exhibit his passion for experimenting outside of conventional norms by
producing unique whiskey steeped in tradition, but finished with a
the Angel’s Envy distillery and visitor’s center in downtown Louisville
was a dream Dad (Lincoln Henderson) and I had,” said Wes Henderson,
Co-founder/Chief Innovation Officer, Louisville Distilling Company. “He
would be so proud of what we’ve accomplished in such a short amount of time. My sons and I proudly carry on his legacy. The distillery is a must-see experience.”
are delighted that Angel’s Envy chose downtown Louisville for its new
distillery and visitor center,” said Louisville Mayor, Greg Fischer. “It
is evident that Angel’s Envy is not only committed to quality
craftsmanship, but also the greater Louisville community.”
The Angel’s Envy distillery and visitor center will be open for tours every Monday and Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00am – 5:00pm, and every Sunday, from 1:00 – 5:00pm. Tours will not be available on Tuesdays.
ANGEL’S ENVY™ brand is part of the portfolio of Bacardi Limited,
headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda. Bacardi Limited refers to the
Bacardi group of companies, including Bacardi International Limited.
Angel’s Envy™ is a proud member of the Kentucky Distiller’s Association (KDA)
Angel’s Envy™ 2016. Heaven Can Wait. Please Drink Responsibly.
The Jim Beam Small Batch collection.We all know it.We all love it.I was introduced to this Kentucky fixture as
soon as I arrived to Lexington in the late 90s.There is nothing better for a rookie in the whiskey drinking business
than a sample pack of 4 bourbons from a world famous distiller in beautiful
There is no need to say this but I am no longer a
rookie.Not only do I drink the brown
water with friends, discuss tasting notes with my mom and dad but I also
thoroughly enjoy writing about it.All
this “tasting” can sometimes take you away from the standards which enjoy a consistent
flavor and a true following of bourbon lovers.I like to take a step back from the newest-bottles-to-market on occasion
and re-visit the classics and marvel at the consistency and beauty of how these
whiskies are crafted.
Today we discuss 25% of the Small Batch Collection –
Baker’s.Named after Baker Beam, the
cousin of Booker – the brand’s Master Distiller.Baker’s remains a standby in the industry
while still sporting an age stamp of 7 years and rolling in at a perfect 107
proof.The mashbill of Baker’s is 73%
corn and 13% rye.
Noted for it’s consistency, smooth & silky texture and
full-bodied flavors, Baker’s tastes today as it always has.On the nose you get strong notes of citrus
accented by orange marmalade and lemon.The aromas quickly lead to hearty flavors of ripe banana and warm
buttered bread.Drinking this bourbon is
reminiscent of cracking into a crusty loaf of fresh baked bread straight from
The palate develops herbal notes of cardamom and
allspice.As we tasted, we noted flavors
of metal (we all taste something different) and a few comments on the
smoothness but lacking of the rich flavor of a typical 7 year bourbon.
Finally, the subtle sweetness of rye, blackberry and black
cherry form on the back of the palate leading to a soft, almost mouth numbing
finish thanks to the higher proof.
As you can tell from this article, there are multitudes of
flavors at every level of this whiskey- a true mark of a well-crafted
spirit.Each of us found different notes
to consider.This is certainly an easy
daily drinker and worth a re-visit if you haven’t had the chance in some
Kentucky Artisan Distillers is a small but growing distillery East of
Louisville in Crestwood, Kentucky. Many bourbon heads may know them as
the home of Jefferson's Reserve but they also boast a quite tasty
offering under the Whiskey Row label. I had the
opportunity to sit down with Jeremy Dever, the Facility Director at
Kentucky Artisan to discuss the background, philosophy and future of the
Four Barrels: First tell us about the bottle.
JD: The label presents a picture of Main Street Louisville around the
year 1864. We are shooting for a nostalgic feel around the times when
bourbon started flowing down the Ohio River.
FB: and the story?
JD: Keeping in line with others who are looking back at the heritage of the
Kentucky native spirit, the thinking around this bourbon is to show its
origins and how it used to be made. Ships used to travel down the Ohio
River and at each stop, additional distillate
would be combined with the previous stop. Eventually, the trip down
to Louisiana would allow these whiskeys time to mingle and create a
FB: Talk about how this bourbon is produced.
JD: The most recent edition of batch 4 is purposely different from each
of the previous 3. This edition is a blend of 3-5 whiskeys sourced from
Kentucky distilleries. Each of those within the blend are 4-7 years
old. This is a 4 grain whiskey - predominantly
We blend, chill filter and bottle on site in Crestwood. Each batch is
different and is based on a flavor profile sought by owner and Master
Blender Steve Thompson (former Brown Foreman Executive). Each batch is
limited to approximately 12-15 barrels and will
be differentiated by the color of the bottle neck. Batch 4 is red.
The nose is brief but the initial flavor makes up for it. I found lots
of oak, accented by flavors of banana and white chocolate.
This is certainly sipping bourbon. There is a significant amount of
spice on the palate - even though the dominant grain is wheat. You can
taste the age and feel the impact of the wood.
The finish seems about right. Not at all brief and certainly does not linger on the tongue.
I am certainly glad to see distilleries such as Kentucky Artisan in the
Bluegrass. On a recent trip to the distillery, I was given a tour along
with hints about the future of the brand. They offer multiple samples
at the end including a few Jefferson's products.
Definitely worth checking out yourself.
Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Port Wine Barrels
Will Plant a White Oak Tree
for Every Picture Posted
This September with the
(September 1, 2016) – Louisville Distilling Co. LLC, producers of the highly
celebrated Angel’s Envy
super-premium bourbon, will once again Toast the Trees this September in
celebration of National Bourbon Heritage Month, in an effort to ensure that
there are always enough American white oak trees for future generations of
Angel’s Envy is proud to continue its partnership with The Arbor Day Foundation—now in
its third year. Angel’s Envy will plant a white oak tree for every Angel’s Envy
drink that its fans share this September—neat, on-the-rocks or in a cocktail.
To plant your tree, simply snap a picture of your drink and share it to
Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #AE4THETREES, and Angel’s Envy
will work with The Arbor Day Foundation to ensure that a tree is planted.
Additional opportunities will be available through the Angel’s Envy newsletter
as well, which can be joined through its website at www.angelsenvy.com.
This year’s program builds on the successful social media initiative
last year which culminated in the planting of 4,000 white oak trees to help
restore the original composition of the Daniel Boone National Forest in
Laurel County, Kentucky, and to make the site more productive for
“The ‘trees’ initiative is a great way to engage our consumers and
fans in a fun and meaningful way via social media,” said James Kempland,
Marketing Director, Angel’s Envy. “Toast the Trees helps us to preserve
the future of bourbon through planning and sustainability.”
About Angel’s Envy
The small batch artisan bourbon is the culmination of the late Master
Distiller Lincoln Henderson's storied career. One of the original pioneers of
the premium bourbon and whiskey categories in the U.S., Lincoln came out of
retirement to create the world's finest bourbon on his own terms - with a
simple desire to enjoy the art of making whiskey. In addition to the flagship
bourbon port cask finish, the Company offers Angel’s Envy Cask Strength and
Angel’s Envy Rye. Each Expression exhibits a passion for experimenting outside
of conventional norms and producing unique whiskey steeped in tradition, but
finished with a twist.
Whiskey Finished in Port Wine Barrels, distilled for an unparalleled
smoothness, aged for 4-6 years in American white oak barrels and finished in
hand-selected port wine barrels for an incremental 3-6 months. Now
available across the U.S., the expression earned a 98/100 points from Wine
Enthusiast magazine – the highest-ever rating for a bourbon – and five
stars (highest recommendation) from F. Paul Pacult’s Spirit Journal.
Strength, aged to the perfect level of richness and maturity in the few
American white oak barrels that made the cut (and are available each year) and
then finished in port wine barrels for up to 18 months. The inaugural releases
sold out in weeks. Paul Pacult of Spirit Journal named the Cask Strength
“Best Spirit in the World,” giving it five stars and noting it “deserves a
sixth rating star.” Available in select U.S. markets for the
suggested retail price (750ml bottle) of $179.
Finished in Rum Barrels, made with 95% rye and 5% malted barley that’s aged
for as much as six years in new American, charred oak barrels and finished in
hand-selected Caribbean rum casks for up to 18 months. Both The Tasting
Panel and Wine Enthusiast magazines awarded Rye with 94/100 points.
Available in select U.S. markets for the suggested retail price (750ml bottle)
The ANGEL’S ENVY™ brand is part of the portfolio of Bacardi Limited,
headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda. Bacardi Limited refers to the Bacardi group
of companies, including Bacardi International Limited.
Angel’s Envy™ 2016. Heaven Can Wait. Please Drink Responsibly.
About the Arbor Day Foundation
Founded in 1972, the centennial of the first Arbor Day observance in
the 19th century, the Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit
membership organization dedicated to planting trees, with over one million
members, supporters, and valued partners. The impact we make on our world is
accomplished through our conservation and education programs.