Louisville distillery to expand, guest capacity to double
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – Angel’s Envy has announced plans to expand its downtown Louisville distillery which should double its annual guest capacity.
The Louisville-based craft distiller’s $8.2 million expansion will add over 13,000 square feet to the downtown location. Annual guest capacity is expected to increase by 64,000 visitors while also creating around 20 new jobs. Construction should be finished by Spring 2022.
“Angel’s Envy is a prime example of how Kentucky’s signature bourbon industry immensely benefits our commonwealth by attracting visitors to the state while creating quality opportunities for Kentuckians. This expansion proves we can expect more great things from Angel’s Envy as our state’s economy continues to strengthen,” said Gov. Andy Beshear. “Tourism is a crucial component of our vision to build a better Kentucky for all our residents, and this development brings us another step forward in bringing that vision to life.”
“Since opening the doors to our distillery in 2016, we’ve been so fortunate to see an increased demand from guests hoping to visit us and take part in tours, experiences and classes. This expansion will double the number of fans we’re able to meet and raise a glass of Angel’s Envy with throughout the year,” said Angel’s Envy Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer Wes Henderson. “We’re proud to call Louisville our hometown and contribute to its continued growth by creating new jobs for Kentuckians and offering a new reason for people to visit downtown and the Kentucky Bourbon Trail as a whole.”