Angel’s Envy will quickly launch not solely its extremely anticipated twelfth annual cask-strength bourbon, but in addition its first-ever cask-strength rye, with a restricted variety of bottles set to hit shops on December 1.
Identified for its completed whiskeys, the Louisville distillery introduced on Thursday each the Angel’s Envy 2023 Cask Power Straight Rye Whiskey Completed in Sauternes and Toasted Oak Barrels and Angel’s Envy 2023 Cask Power Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Completed in Port Wine Barrels (yeah, they’re a mouthful). These expressions mark the primary releases underneath Grasp Distiller Owen Martin, who came visiting from Colorado’s Stranahan’s distillery in 2022; Martin was the primary appointed grasp distiller of Angel’s Envy since co-founder and Grasp Distiller Lincoln Henderson’s passing in 2013.
“With my deep background in maturing, mixing, and ending whiskey, I’ve been capable of share a singular perspective on the Angel’s Envy award-winning Cask Power program, and am trying ahead to this subsequent chapter with the model,” Martin mentioned in a press release.
That is the model’s first time releasing a limited-edition rye whiskey at cask power, and simply 5,500 bottles might be accessible for buy at choose retailers in just a few states (KY, NY, FL, CA, TX, IL, OH and TN). The cask-strength bourbon may have 22,656 bottles accessible in all 50 states; previous releases have gained quite a few awards, with the 2022 version profitable a coveted Double Gold on the San Francisco World Spirits Competitors.
I used to be capable of style each expressions, as soon as throughout a small media preview in September and once more this week. Listed here are my preliminary ideas:
Angel’s Envy 2023 Cask Power Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Completed in Port Wine Barrels: Completed in port wine barrels from (natch) Portugal and coming in 118.2 proof, this one is a darkish mahogany in look with a robust burst of darkish fruit on the nostril. These juicy, fruity notes proceed on the palate, joined by hints of marshmallow, baking spices, oak tannins and caramel. It’ll retail for $229.99 upon launch.
Angel’s Envy 2023 Cask Power Rye Completed in Sauternes and Toasted Oak Barrels: This one’s a mix of rye whiskeys completed in two completely different barrel varieties. At 114.4 proof, it’s a contact lighter in look than the bourbon. It’s a a lot drier and natural whiskey with fruit (primarily pears), some Earl Gray tea and loads of wooden and rye spice on the end. It’ll retail for $269.99
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