Whiskey Wednesday – Angel’s Envy Port vs Angels Envy Cask Strength – 08/23/2017

by Jonathan Gaby on August 22, 2017

One of the great things about our Whiskey Wednesdays is that you get to sample expensive bourbons that you might not necessarily buy a full bottle of. This helps you know more about a wide variety of bourbons, grow your palate, and experience more mash bills.

Whiskey Wednesday - Angel's Envy Port Finish, Angel's Envy Cask Strength

Also, Whiskey Wednesday lets you sometimes compare and contract similar bourbons in a battle of bourbons. Which one do you like more? Which can you not stand to drink?

Such is this week’s Whiskey Wednesday. We are featuring Angel’s Envy Port versus Angel’s Envy Cask Strength. The cask strength is a very exclusive and rare bottle that retails at $189.99 a bottle and $40 a pour. $20 for a 1/2 ounce of each is a great deal! Join us from 5-8 on Wednesday August 23, 2017 to see which one you like the most! Here’s what the distillery has to say about them both:

Angel’s Envy Port

Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon is finished in port wine casks for an award-winning spirit. We guide each batch’s conditioning, blending our handcrafted bourbon in small batches of 8 to 12 barrels at a time.

It’s typically aged for up to 6 years. While we lose about 5% of the spirit each year to evaporation, or “the Angel’s Share,” what’s left behind after we’re done is truly worthy of envy.

Once it’s deemed ready, we finish our bourbon in ruby port wine casks, which adds subtly distinct flavor nuances that enhance the whiskey without challenging it. Our port finishing process lasts between three to six months, depending on taste.

We use 60-gallon ruby port barrels made from French oak and imported directly from Portugal. This creates a whiskey of unprecedented smoothness, sweetness and balance.

Appearance

Gold color laced with reddish amber hues, nearly copper in tone

Nose

You’ll detect notes of subtle vanilla, raisins, maple syrup and toasted nuts

Palate

Vanilla, ripe fruit, maple syrup, toast and bitter chocolate

Finish

Clean and lingering sweetness with a hint of Madeira that slowly fades

 

Angel’s Envy Cask Strength

Ranked the “Best Spirit in the World” by Spirit Journal, Angel’s Envy Cask Strength Bourbon Finished in Port Barrels is unlike any whiskey you’ve ever tried. Angel’s Envy is releasing fewer than 8,000 bottles of our award-winning Cask Strength this year, so don’t miss your chance to pick up a bottle or two of this rare and delicious spirit.

Perfection is a patient man’s game. So we waited until Angel’s Envy reached the perfect level of maturity. We judge only a handful of barrels exceptional enough for our lengthy finishing process. The result? Even at 124.6 proof, every sip is worth savoring.

A remarkably complex and unfiltered spirit, we suggest you enjoy it neat or with just a splash of water to release the flavor nuances, and perhaps with a few friends who appreciate outstanding whiskey. Angel’s Envy Cask Strength was worth waiting for, now it’s worth sharing.

Appearance

Rich gold with an amber depth

Nose

Rose petals, dense fruitcake, fresh strawberries, cracked black peppercorns, clove

PALATE

Caramel coffee, dried fig, aged tobacco, toasted sourdough bread

FINISH

Rich and buttery, add water to soothe the burn and let the finish linger

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