Angel’s Envy pushes the boundaries of bourbon with Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Tawny Port Wine Barrels
Angel’s Envy, the Louisville-based craft distiller that produces small-batch, finished whiskeys, announced the second release in its Cellar Collection, Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Tawny Port Wine Barrels.
Angel’s Envy’s oldest single release to date, it is crafted from 10-year-old bourbon and is put through an extended finishing process for 10 months in tawny port barrels. The limited run of just 5,400 bottles will be available for purchase beginning on February 8. Suggested retail price for a 750mL bottle, which may vary by market, is $249.99.
“My dad always used to say ‘taste is never an accident,’ and when we first started dreaming up what Angel’s Envy could be, we knew we wanted to explore and push the boundaries of bourbon. Our tawny port finish embodies exactly that,” said Wes Henderson, Angel’s Envy Chief Innovation Officer and Co-founder. “When you combine the mellow finish from the tawny port barrels with the profile of our 10-year-old bourbon, you get a richness and complexity that I think our fans will really enjoy.”
Beginning today, Angel’s Envy 500 Main members can purchase a bottle ahead of the general public for pickup at the Louisville distillery. A limited number of bottles will be held for 500 Main purchases.
On the nose, Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Tawny Port Wine Barrels offers notes of dry fruit and oak. On the palate, notes of black pepper, toasted nuts, clove and delicate cinnamon spice are present, along with a hint of dried apricot. The finish is light and lingering, reminiscent of dried fruit dipped in dark chocolate. Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Tawny Port Wine Barrels is 111.6-proof (55.8% ABV).