Whiskey History:

Kentucky’s Climate: The Engine that Drives Bourbon’s Flavor

There are several all-important contributors to a whiskey’s flavor: mash bill and yeast can certainly make a difference, and the type of wood that the barrel is constructed from makes a major difference, as well as the duration of aging.

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Inside Angel’s Envy

10/10 is More than a Perfect Score

Why is 10/10 stamped on the corks of all our bottles? Hint: it’s not because we thought it deserved a perfect score, which it does.

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Whiskey History

What is Wheated Bourbon?

This one’s pretty easy. If you guessed “contains wheat,” you’ve almost got it. Bourbon’s mash bill, by law, requires at least 51% corn in its mix.

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Whiskey History

There are a lot of people who have recently discovered the joys of bourbon and whiskey. There are also many older fans who know their whiskeys. We write our history articles for everyone. After all, until people understand the whiskey category, they might not really appreciate what Lincoln Henderson started with Angel’s Envy.

An Ode to Oak: Why We #ToastTheTrees Every Year

In 2014, we began Toast the Trees as a small, grassroots campaign, supported by our Whiskey Guardians and driven by…Read More
An Ode to Oak: Why We #ToastTheTrees Every Year

There’s No Wrong Way to Enjoy Whiskey (Responsibly)

Obviously, we like our whiskey neat. It’s an entirely self-sufficient spirit that only requires a glass to be properly enjoyed.…Read More
There’s No Wrong Way to Enjoy Whiskey (Responsibly)

The Origins of Bourbon’s Laws

We often describe Angel’s Envy as a Kentucky straight bourbon that’s finished in port wine barrels, and while we often…Read More
The Origins of Bourbon’s Laws

The Surprising Origin of the Word ‘Cocktail’

Simply put, cocktails are delicious. They represent a sublime mingling of spirit, sugar, bitter and dilution with endless variations to…Read More
The Surprising Origin of the Word ‘Cocktail’

The Origin of Bourbon’s Name… Maybe.

We know exactly why whisky is called whisky, which is a bit of a rarity in the spirits world. Whisky…Read More
The Origin of Bourbon’s Name… Maybe.

Inside Angel’s Envy

A great deal of hard work and experience go into crafting one of the world’s best bourbons, and we’re proud of the work that our excellent team accomplishes every day. Find out exactly what it takes first-hand from our team.

Looking Back on Our 3rd Anniversary at 500 E. Main Street

Built in 1902, the future site of our distillery was first occupied by The American Elevator & Machine Co. Eventually,…Read More
Looking Back on Our 3rd Anniversary at 500 E. Main Street

Angel’s Envy Best of Halloween Cocktail Pairings

Over the years, we’ve written a series of Halloween pairing articles for you, the adult gatekeepers of the Halloween candy.…Read More
Angel’s Envy Best of Halloween Cocktail Pairings

Warm Up Your Fall Gatherings with Angel’s Envy Autumn Punches

Whether it’s Halloween or Thanksgiving, autumn is always worth celebrating. It’s a chance to gather together and enjoy the final…Read More
Warm Up Your Fall Gatherings with Angel’s Envy Autumn Punches

Behind the Finishing Room Bar with Mike Bohn

When you walk into our Finishing Room Bar after your tour, you’ll probably notice a pleasant, well-ordered sense of calm to…Read More
Behind the Finishing Room Bar with Mike Bohn

Wes Henderson on the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame Induction

The Kentucky Distillers’ Association created the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame in 2001 as a way to recognize the remarkable…Read More
Wes Henderson on the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame Induction

Worth a Damn

We owe much of our success to the wonderful individuals, professionals, enthusiasts and businesses that have helped to spread the word about Angel’s Envy and advocated for whiskey in general. This is our chance to return the favor.

Cold Comfort: Can Whiskey Help with the Common Cold?

There are certain universal experiences that humanity shares. For example, whiskey is a beloved spirit that countless people across many…Read More
Cold Comfort: Can Whiskey Help with the Common Cold?

Lead Guardian Angel Teta Talks Bubbly and Low-ABV Cocktails

With New Year’s Eve here at last, we sat down with Portland Oregon-based Angel Teta, one of our Lead Whiskey…Read More
Lead Guardian Angel Teta Talks Bubbly and Low-ABV Cocktails

In Appreciation: A Brief History of the Kentucky Derby

Kentucky is good horse country. Maybe it’s the calcium rich water and the bluegrass, maybe it’s the hard work and…Read More
In Appreciation: A Brief History of the Kentucky Derby

Home Movie Night Cocktail Pairings

February is hard. It’s dark when you wake up, it’s usually dark by the time you head home from work.…Read More
Home Movie Night Cocktail Pairings

A Holiday Classic from Best Intentions’ Chris Marty

We reached out to a dear friend of Angel’s Envy, Chris Marty of Chicago’s Best Intentions, for a holiday cocktail…Read More
A Holiday Classic from Best Intentions’ Chris Marty