If you are in Bardstown this week for the Kentucky Bourbon Festival, be sure to stop by the Angel’s Envy Pop-Up Bourbon Bar in the penthouse of Spalding Hall, 114 N. Fifth St. The bar opens with a special event today at 2 p.m. featuring master distiller Lincoln Henderson and mixologist Josh Durr of Hawthorne Beverage, who will be preparing some signature cocktails with Angel’s Envy. It will then be open from 2 to midnight today through Saturday.
For those of you who haven’t sampled it yet, Angel’s Envy is bourbon that is aged for an additional three to six months in port casks after spending four to six years in white oak barrels. It’s smooth and rich and sure to give a special twist even to classic cocktails, such as the Old Fashioned, above. Among Josh’s original creations: The Dark Side, the R Sour and the Maloney, below.