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Experiences at Angel’s Envy Distillery

The 5% of spirit lost each year during barrel aging is called the “Angel’s Share,” and after tasting the finished whiskey, founding Master Distiller Lincoln Henderson joked that he’d finally gotten a better deal than the angels. And with that, Angel’s Envy was born.

Three bottles of Angel's Envy sit on a bar top alongside three tasting glasses.

Angel’s Envy is always exploring new ways to innovate and push boundaries and starts with finely crafted and aged whiskeys. After they age the whiskey in new, charred oak barrels, it is placed into a secondary “finishing” cask to add complexity and maintain a nuanced, yet approachable flavor profile.

In 2016, Angel's Envy opened the first full-production whiskey distillery along Whiskey Row in downtown Louisville. Today, the team continues to produce its award-winning whiskeys on Main Street and welcomes guests each day to see how they make Angel's Envy and then taste why.

Learn how you can experience Angel’s Envy through the experiences offered at their distillery in downtown Louisville.

The interior of Angel's Envy Distillery from the top floor looking down into and across a large corridor.

1. Distillery Tours & Tasting

Start your visit to Angel’s Envy Distillery with one of two distillery experiences. The Signature Tour takes you into the heart of the distilling operation and finishes with a tasting of Angel’s Envy Bourbon Finished in Port Barrels and Angel’s Envy Rye Finished in Rum Casks. During the Taste the Finish experience, you’ll enjoy an educational tasting that takes an in-depth look into Angel’s Envy secondary finishing process and includes a taste of Angel's Envy Single Barrel Bourbon Finished in Port Barrels.

6 people standing at a bar and pouring alcohol into glasses during a cocktail class.

2. Take a Class

Immerse yourself in the history of spirits by learning how to craft classic cocktails from a talented cocktail specialist at Angel's Envy. There’s no better place to learn than behind a bar with a talented cocktail specialist. The Behind the Bar Class is offered monthly, as well as the Manhattan and Rye Cocktail Classes.

Man placing a label over the cork of the Angel's Envy bottle.

3. Bottle Your Own

The newly renovated Bottle Your Own Single Barrel room invites guests to fill their own bottle of distillery-exclusive Angel's Envy Single Barrel Bourbon Finished in Port Barrels. During this one-of-a-kind experience, you’ll fill, cork and label your own bottle and learn how the bottles process in an intimate setting.

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4. Host an Event

Angel’s Envy Distillery is the ideal location for unforgettable events of any scale. With floor-to-ceiling windows, Angel's Envy's modern distillery offers guests a one-of-a-kind downtown venue that they will not forget. Whether you’re gathering with family and friends for a special occasion or meeting for business, Angel’s Envy Distillery offers newly renovated event spaces that will exceed your expectations.

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5. Explore the Gift Shop

Angel’s Envy Distillery encourages a deeper appreciation of bourbon and this pursuit does not stop when you enter the gift shop. Visitors will find a variety of ways to better their understanding of this exceptional spirit with books, barware, and more. From charcuterie boards to pairing chocolates, Angel's Envy provides guests with the opportunity to create their own bourbon experiences at home.

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