2018 Edition Bottling
Angel’s Envy Cask Strength Bourbon is finished in ruby port wood wine casks. Once it has reached its peak flavor, the bourbon is bottled at cask strength. It has bold notes of vanilla and milk chocolate that complement touches of red fruits, light oak and berries. The finish is lush and full, with hints of raisins, dates and smoke.
Port cask finishing is rare in the industry compared to other barrel types, in part because the port industry doesn’t like giving up their barrels, which can be used to age fortified wine for more than a century, according to their standards.
Angel’s Envy has garnered high marks for this release from industry legends like Paul Pacult and Anthony Dias Blue, who have lavished it with praise. They also see to it each year that they plant a number of new trees equal or greater than the number used to build their barrels, thanks to a reforestation program highlighted last month
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When Lincoln came out of retirement to creat Angel's Envy, it was to collaborate with his son, Wes, on a bourbon finished in Port barrels. He'd had the idea for years, but had never had the chance to explore it previously. It was just as important to Lincoln to be creating a new type of whiskey as it was to be building something with his family. Wes's son Kyle eventually joined his family to help with the fledgling brand, and to learn side by side with his grandfather. Rooted in 200 YEARS of bourbon heritage, we create hand-finished spirits that aren't afraid to improve on the classic tradition. Inspired by legendary Master Distiller Lincoln Henderson's lifetime spent crafting fine spirits, Angel's Envy is our masterpiece. The 5% of spirit lost each year during barrel aging is called the "Angel's Share." After tasting our finished whiskey, Lincoln joked that we'd finally gotten a better deal than the angels.
And so Angel's Envy was born.