Angel’s Envy is the culmination of the late Master Distiller Lincoln Henderson's storied career, which he spent crafting some of the finest whiskeys in the world. One of the original pioneers of premium bourbons and whiskeys, Lincoln wasn’t content to rest on his laurels after he’d made a name for himself. Driven by a craftsman’s desire to improve upon his life’s work with over 40 years of experience, Lincoln came out of retirement to create a whiskey masterpiece on his own terms—Angel’s Envy. In addition to the flagship Kentucky Straight Bourbon Finished in Port Barrels, the company offers Angel’s Envy Rye Finished in Rum Barrels and Angel’s Envy Cask Strength Bourbon Finished in Port Barrels. Each Expression exhibits a passion for experimenting outside of the conventional, producing unique whiskey steeped in tradition, but with an unexpected finish.
Angel’s Envy opened its new distillery and visitor center in 2016. Located at
500 East Main Street, the distillery is the first full-production whiskey distillery in downtown Louisville. The distillery houses all operations from the milling of grains to blending and bottling on site. The gift shop and Finishing Room Bar add to the distillery tour, offering guests an experience unique to Louisville and the Bourbon Trail.
Rye whiskey finished in Caribbean rum casks…
As malcontents, we’re particular about our whiskey. When we decided to release a rye, we knew it had to be something special to live up to the amazing response received by our bourbon finished in port barrels. Angel’s Envy Rye Finished in Rum Barrels is genuinely unique and worthy of Master Distiller Lincoln Henderson’s legacy.
The taste profile of rye whiskey was a perfect fit for a rum cask finish. After sampling over 100 rums to find the right flavor to complement rye whiskey, the team’s decision was unanimous.
Angel’s Envy spends up to 18 months finishing in Caribbean rum casks, resulting in an immensely complex whiskey. The mingling of raw, spicy and earthy rye with the mellow sweetness of rum finishing creates an incomparably smooth and drinkable whiskey, even at 100 proof.