Angel’s Envy: first insight into plans for expansion in Louisville

The distillery is investing $ 8.2 million to double visitor capacity


Angel’s Envy is produced in a small-batch distillery in Louisville that opened in 2016. At the end of last year, work began on expanding the area by around 13,000 square feet /1,200 m². This is not about the production area, but about the visitor center, tasting rooms and event areas. Angel’s Envy is investing 8.2 million dollars in this project, which should be completed in spring 2022. Now the company has published pictures that give first impressions of the planned new rooms.

Angel’s Envy Whiskey is produced in Louisville

Lincoln Henderson and his son Wes had already founded Angel’s Envy in 2010 and, in the early years, bottled whiskey that was distilled for them in other distilleries. Today Wes Henderson runs the family business together with his sons. They are internationally successful with whiskeys such as Kentucky Straight Bourbon Angel's Envy Port Wine Finish and Angel's Envy Rye, which are now produced by the company themselves in their own distillery.



"Since opening the doors to our distillery in 2016, we've been so fortunate to see an increased demand from guests hoping to visit us and take part in tours, experiences and classes. This expansion will double the number of fans we're able to meet and raise a glass of Angel's Envy with throughout the year," said Wes Henderson. "We're proud to call Louisville our hometown and contribute to its continued growth by creating new jobs for Kentuckians and offering a new reason for people to visit downtown and the Kentucky Bourbon Trail as a whole."

Additional visitor rooms for tastings and events

20 new jobs are to be created with this expansion. On the agenda are an additional bar to create cocktails for reservation and events guests five new tasting rooms where educational bourbon tastings will take place an event area a kitchen so that the distillery can also be used for dinner parties, private celebrations or business events a special "Bottle Your Own" room, in which visitors will have the opportunity to fill distillery-only editions themselves.

Images: Angel’s Envy via PR Newswire