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Finish Your Holiday Shopping
Put the finishing touch on your gifting list with a curated selection of glassware, bar tools and more from our 2020 Gift Guide. Or, have a bottle delivered from one of our trusted online partners.
Share the Spirit: Gift Giveaway
As a 500 Main member, savor the finish of this year by winning daily Angel’s Envy holiday gifts for you and a friend.
Starting Monday, November 30th through Sunday, December 6th
2020 Cask Strength Bourbon Finished in Port Wine Barrels
Our limited 2020 Cask Strength is now available at our Louisville distillery and select retailers across all 50 states. Bring home a bottle of this remarkably complex, rich amber spirit, accented by notes of Bing cherry, salted chocolate and orange peel.
Maxim Innovation Honorable Mention
Best American Whiskeys To Try Right Now
Our 2019 Cask Strength Bourbon Finished in Port Wine Barrels has been named as a standout among American whiskeys by Maxim.
Our Second Cellar Collection Release is Now Available
For the newest release from our celebrated Cellar Collection, we’ve selected our finest 10-year-old Kentucky straight bourbon from our oldest stocks and finished it in tawny port barrels for 10 months to create a uniquely complex, high-proof whiskey.
See How we Make Angel’s Envy,
And Then Taste Why
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Inside Angel’s Envy
Lessons From Lincoln
Many people know Lincoln Henderson as an innovator and expert craftsman. But, he was also a father and grandfather who passed down many of his best qualities, along with lessons he gained, during his more than 40 year career in the industry.
The online home of Angel’s Envy is now accepting new members. Join for invitations to exclusive local events, behind-the-scenes videos, Q&A with whiskey experts, and maybe a surprise or two.
Angel’s Envy Expressions
Angel’s Envy® Bourbon Finished in Port Barrels, Rye Finished in Rum Casks, and Cask Strength are each award-winning masterpieces and unique within their categories. Find out what makes our various expressions so distinctively delicious.
Best Bourbon of the Year
We’re honored to share that our limited-release Kentucky Straight Bourbon Finished in Oloroso Sherry Casks has been named one of Robb Report‘s 10 Best Spirits of the Year.
Angel’s Envy Finishes
There’s bourbon. And then there’s divine inspiration painstakingly crafted into a spirit so sublime you’ll want to share it with the world. We make the second one. ANGEL’S ENVY is what happens when 200 years of bourbon tradition meet an independent master craftsman’s instinct to improve. It’s a total return to the art of craft-first, hand blended batches of 8 to 12 barrels at a time.
We personally taste every barrel throughout each step of the aging process to ensure that the spirits meet our perfectionist standards. This would be enough for any other premium bourbon, but we think you deserve more. That’s why we finish every one of our whiskeys in hand-selected finishing barrels. For an added layer of flavor and complexity, our bourbon and special cask strength are finished in ruby port casks, and our rye is finished in rum barrels. There’s no set time for this process.
It’s only Angel’s Envy when we say it is.
ANGEL’S ENVY EXPRESSIONS
ANGEL’S ENVY Bourbon Finished in Port Barrels, Rye Finished in Rum Casks, and Cask Strength are each award-winning masterpieces and unique in their categories. Find out what makes our various expressions so distinctively delicious.
Rooted in 200 years of bourbon heritage, we create hand-finished spirits that aren’t afraid to improve on the classic tradition. Inspired by legendary Master Distiller Lincoln Henderson’s lifetime spent crafting fine spirits, ANGEL’S ENVY is our masterpiece.
Some people might say we have a problem when they hear that we personally sample each barrel of ANGEL’S ENVY throughout every step of the finishing process. We agree. We’re raging perfectionists.
Good enough is never good enough
We’re restless creators who respect and celebrate the bourbon tradition, but try not to shackle ourselves to it. We approach each spirit that we finish with a craftsman’s passion to experiment and improve.
Did you Know?
Today, our main building is connected to a small structure in the back, and in the process, we’ve captured a tiny, very strange piece of Louisville history. That’s right, our bourbon tanks are now housed in our very own little stretch of Billy Goat Strut Alley.