Episode 209. Wes Henderson – Co-Founder and Chief Innovations Officer, Angel’s Envy® Distillery
Wes Henderson co-created Angel’s Envy craft bourbon.
Wes co-founded Louisville Distilling Company with his father, Lincoln. His father and his son Kyle developed Angel’s Envy, the craft bourbon that spends its final six months of aging in used port wine barrels. In 2012, their bourbon earned the highest ever rating for bourbon from Wine Enthusiast magazine. (Side note: His father helped develop Woodford Reserve® for Brown-Forman.)
Before Louisville Distilling, Wes served as CEO for Master Distiller Select LLC and was responsible for distilled spirits consulting services. Before that, he was the president and CEO of Conecuh Ridge Distillery – a brand that enjoyed favorable mainstream recognition.
He received his education from the College of Aeronautics at the Florida Institute of Technology. He resides in Louisville, Kentucky, with his wife Julie and his six sons. Two of his sons work with Wes at Angel’s Envy, setting the stage for the third Henderson generation to carry on Angel’s Envy tradition.