Last Updated on December 29, 2022 by Lydia Martin
Angel’s Envy started as a father-and-son idea in 2006 and eventually evolved into a full-blown operational urban distillery in the heart of Louisville, Kentucky.
If you’re a fan of the brand’s cask-finished bourbons, you’re in luck — their distillery offers two one-of-a-kind tours focused on varying aspects of the whiskey industry.
We’ll discuss everything there is to know about the Angel’s Envy Tour, so you know what to expect.
About Angel’s Envy Tour
The Angel’s Envy Tour offers two separate tours with varying experiences, so patrons can decide for themselves which one they’re more interested in. It first opened its doors to the public in 2016.
The Signature Tour is all about touring Angel’s Envy distillery cathedral and bringing visitors to the heart of their operations from start to finish.
This one-hour guided tour starts with sharing the brand’s history and ends in their Finishing Room, where visitors can enjoy Angel’s Envy Bourbon Finished in Port Casks and Angel’s Envy Whiskey Finished in Caribbean Rum Casks.
The Bottle Your Own Tour is for guests who are more interested in a hands-on experience of making bourbon.
Their in-house experts chose select barrels specifically for this exciting activity, with visitors filling, corking, and labeling their own bottle of Angel’s Envy Single Barrel.
This tour is also highly educational, as you’ll learn a lot about the bottling process and how it became the standard in America. They’ll also let you in on their thought process behind their distinctive bottle design.
What’s It About
500 E. Main St. Louisville, Kentucky 40202
Signature Tour: Available Daily
- Monday: 10:00am to 4:00pm
- Tuesday: 12:00pm to 4:00pm
- Wednesday: 10:00am to 4:00pm
- Thursday: 10:00am to 6:00pm
- Friday: 10:00am to 7:00pm
- Saturday: 10:00am to 7:00pm
- Sunday: 12:30pm to 4:30pm
Bottle Your Own Tour: Reservation Only
- Offered on select Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays (limited to six guests per experience)
Signature Tour: around $25 per person
Bottle Your Own Tour: around $149.99
Meeting & Pickup
Pickup and departure will be at the Angel’s Envy Distillery in Louisville, Kentucky. Visitors will be placed on the next available tour upon arrival.
You can cancel up to 24 hours of your scheduled tour to get a full refund.
If you request a cancellation for whatever reason less than 24 hours before the scheduled tour, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made, such as changes in schedule made less than 24 hours before the scheduled tour, will not be entertained.
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What’s Included In The Angel’s Envy Tour?
The Angel’s Envy Tour offers two unique experiences that cater to the visitor’s preference.
The Signature Tour is an hour-long tour of the entire distillery to see the heart of their distilling operation.
This includes access to their Finishing Room, where guests can help themselves to a hand-crafted seasonal cocktail. This also includes a visit to the self-fill experience and in-house retail shop.
The Bottle Your Own Tour is an hour-long activity of bottling your own Angel’s Envy Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Finished Bourbon, with the help of an Angel’s Envy Distillery Guardian.  You’ll also get a commemorative box and photo.
Other Info On The Angel’s Envy Tour
Closed-toe shoes are required, but if you do decide to wear high heels at the tours, you will be instructed to navigate very carefully, as you will be walking on wood decking.
No firearms or weapons are allowed inside Angel’s Envy Distillery.
Photography is allowed in most areas, but flash photography and audio/video recording are strictly prohibited.
How long of a tour is Angel’s Envy?
The Signature and Bottle Your Own Angel’s Envy Tours last anywhere from 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Does Angel’s Envy have a tasting room?
Unfortunately, Angel’s Envy does not have a tasting room. The location has a Finishing Room instead, where you can sample their hand-crafted seasonal cocktails or try Angel’s Envy Bourbon Finished in Port Casks and Angel’s Envy Whiskey Finished in Caribbean Rum Casks.
Is Angel’s Envy on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail?
Yes, Angel’s Envy is part of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.
Which distilleries are near Angel’s Envy?
The closest distilleries to Angel’s Envy are Evan Williams, Old Forester Distilling Co., and Copper and Kings American Brandy Co.
The Angel’s Envy Distillery offers two highly educational tours to cater to your interest in the bourbon industry.
The Signature Tour is a better fit for guests who are fans of Angel’s Envy Bourbon and would love to learn more about the brand. This hour-long tour takes them to the heart of the distillery and their entire production method, from start to finish.
On the other hand, the Bottle Your Own Tour is for those who want the hands-on experience of filling, corking, and labeling their own Angel’s Envy Single Barrel.
Both tours end with a tasting in their Finishing Room, where guests can sample hand-crafted cocktails, or Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon Finished in Port Barrels and Angel’s Envy Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Finished in Port Barrels.
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