Louisville Distilling Company, producer of Angel's Envy Bourbon and rye whiskies, has announced plans to build a new US$12m distillery and visitor centre.

The site, in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, is due to be operational by 2014, the company said this week. The new development will create 40 new jobs.

Wes Henderson, COO of Angel’s Share Brands, the parent company of LDC said: “We are constructing a fully functioning distillery, from milling of grains to blending and bottling on site. The Angel’s Envy distillery will be a must-see experience on the Urban Bourbon Trail.”

Louisville Mayor, Greg Fischers, added: “It is exciting that we will have an iconic Bourbon brand as part of the history and culture that makes up this vital corridor of Louisville’s downtown."

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