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3:53 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Angel's Envy Bourbon to be Produced in Renovated Louisville Building

Another bourbon distillery will be constructed in downtown Louisville.

The makers of Angel’s Envy bourbon announced today that they’ll build a distillery and visitors’ center in the long-vacant Vermont American complex on Main Street across from Louisville Slugger Field.     The $12 million investment is expected to create 40 new jobs.

The small-batch brand was launched several years ago by retired Brown-Forman Master Distiller Lincoln Henderson and his family.

Henderson’s son, Wes, is the brand’s chief operating officer.  He says Louisville is finally reconnecting with a long-lost part of its history.

"One thing that’s been gone from Bourbon Row is the distillation of bourbon.  It’s been almost 100 years since this has taken place.  And I can tell you right now that our job at Angel’s Envy is to bring bourbon back to Louisville, back to Bourbon Row, in addition to honoring the history of bourbon throughout the state," he said. 

This is the latest of several distilleries planned for the Main Street corridor.

"We’ve got Angel’s Envy here on Main Street, we’ve got the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience that will be opening in the fall.   Michter’s at Eighth and Main should be opening up next year.  The newly announced Kentucky Peerless at Tenth and Main will be opening up next year as well.   This is all going to make the whole (tourism) industry bigger," said Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer at today's groundbreaking. 

The Angel’s Envy distillery is scheduled to open next year.   The brand is getting some $800,000 in state tax incentives for the project.