Year of Investment: 2013
Status: Exited in March 2015 – Sold to Bacardi Ltd.
Angel’s Envy is a craft bourbon production created by the world’s most renowned master distiller, Lincoln Henderson. Positioned as the world’s premier super-premium bourbon brand, it is distilled in the traditional homeland of bourbon, Kentucky, where the climate and soil produce the best base ingredients for bourbon. The aging process begins with a period of four to six years in American white oak barrels, followed by three to six additional months of aging in hand-selected port casks. As bourbon ages in the barrels, it’s drawn into the charred white oak during summer months and it recedes back into the virgin barrels during winter months. For each year of maturation, 5% of the barrel’s bourbon is lost to evaporation. For generations, this precious lost bourbon has been called the Angel’s Share. After tasting his creation, Lincoln Henderson thought the angels might want a bigger cut. Thus, Angel’s Envy was born.