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Angel's Envy and Whistle Pig

June 20, 2012

Tags: Angel's Envy Bourbon, Lincoln Henderson, Whistle Pig Straight Rye, Raj Peter Bhakta

What do you do when you retire after 40 years as a Master Distiller with Brown-Forman?
If you’re Lincoln Henderson, you get to work making some Bourbon. After leaving in 2005, Henderson set up the Louisville Distilling Company with his son Wesley and grandson Kyle. During his four decades with Brown-Forman, he had been instrumental in developing brands such as Gentleman Jack, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel, Early Times, Old Forester and Woodford Reserve. There’s no doubt that part of his motivation in starting his own operation was to pass his knowledge along to his family, but part of it was also to revel in his freedom from the corporate world---“We don’t have to go through three or four committees” to try a new idea, as he recently put it. (more…)