Woodford Reserve

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The doors to Woodford Reserve's new visitor center officially opened Wednesday after five months of renovation work.

Brown Forman

Woodford Reserve says it plans to renovate the visitors' center at its bourbon distillery in central Kentucky.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A master distiller who helped create the Woodford Reserve brand for Brown-Forman and came out of retirement in 2006 to help launch Angel's Envy has died.

A statement from Angel's Envy says 75-year-old Lincoln Henderson died late Tuesday. It did not give a reason.

Henderson was well-known and respected in the industry and was named as an inaugural member of the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame.