One frustrating thing about true bourbon drinkers around the world is the fact that you can’t find good bourbon. The boom in the industry paired with the ever-so-popular scalping of “hard to find” and popular bottles have true fans headed for the Bourbon Trail in Kentucky to get the good stuff firsthand! Last week, I spent a few days in Lousiville and the surrounding area and wanted to share my experience at Angels Envy in downtown Louisville Kentucky!
When I decided to go, I looked for fun and unique experiences and so I knew I had to participate in the Bottle Your Own Experience at Angels Envy. The Bottle Your Own experience takes place on select Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays for small groups of 6 people. This experience, with a price tag of $149.99, gives you the opportunity to bottle your own distillery-exclusive Angels Envy Barrel Select bottle that comes with an awesome keepsake box and photo.
The experience starts with a bourbon sampling of the distillery’s exclusive barrel select that you will be filling that day while going over the process of proofing the batches down. After your tasting, the fun begins in the bottling room. After selecting your bottle, you go through the process of rinsing your bottle (with bourbon of course), labeling, filling your bottle, and sealing it to go into your commemorative case!
After your experience, they have a few surprises up their sleeves (that I won’t give away), and a trip to the exclusive bar that you can only get to if you have a tour.
This experience is highly recommended by yours truly for two different reasons. The first is the fact that the price you pay includes the bottle that you take home. Other distilleries charge a fee for the tasting and the experience but based on what you decide to fill, an extra charge is incurred. Secondly is the size of this experience. The fact that only 6 people can do this at a time gives it more of a VIP feeling. You get individual time to ask questions, experience the fun, and really connect with the rest of the group.
Overall, this tour was 10/10 for me and I highly recommend it to all the bourbon drinkers out there. Not only are you getting a killer single barrel bottle, but it’s a memory that you will have for a lifetime to bottle it yourself!
To learn more about this amazing experience and to book it for yourself, check out their website here!