Longtime Bourbon Master Distiller Lincoln Henderson Dies at 75

One of the legends of Kentucky’s bourbon industry has died.

Longtime master distiller Lincoln Henderson died Tuesday at the age of 75.

Henderson spent 40 years as master distiller for Louisville-based Brown-Forman Corporation, helping develop brands such as Woodford Reserve and Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel.

Henderson came out of retirement in 2006 to start a new brand, Angel’s Envy, with his son and grandson.

The Hendersons announced in July that they would renovate the old Vermont American building on East Main Street in Louisville and make it the permanent home of the Angel’s Envy distillery.

The funeral for Lincoln Henderson will be held at 1:00pm Monday at Northeast Christian Church in Lexington.   Visitation is from 3:00-5:00pm Sunday and 12:00-1:00pm Monday at the church.

Rick Howlett

Rick Howlett is WFPL's Broadcast Managing Editor and also produces feature and general assignment radio stories.

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