Maker of Angel's Envy bourbon to open distillery

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 9, 2013 at 4:10 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 9 at 8:33 PM

 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A newcomer to the Kentucky bourbon industry has announced plans to build a distillery and visitors' center in Louisville.
 
   Louisville Distilling Co., the producer of Angel's Envy bourbon, unveiled plans Tuesday to invest about $12 million to renovate a building near the city's minor-league baseball stadium. The company plans to open the distillery next year.
 
   The distillery will increase production capacity as the small-batch bourbon maker looks to expand its reach in the highly competitive industry.
 
   The expansion plans have gotten a financial boost, thanks to an investment from a Louisville-based private equity firm.
 
   The project deepens Louisville's whiskey-making ties. Michter's Distillery is working to transform a building into a distillery that will offer tours and tastings. Heaven Hill Distilleries plans to open a small downtown distillery this fall.

 

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