Angel’s Envy Distillery located on Whiskey Row in Louisville, Kentucky has been selling its Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey finished in a second barrel for more than a decade now. To celebrate the anniversary the distillery has announced the release of a limited-edition of its Angel’s Envy 2021 Cask Strength Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey finished in port wine barrels.
Angel’s Envy was Co-Founded in 2010 by the late Master Distiller Lincoln Henderson and his son Wes Henderson. Today, Wes Henderson and his sons continue the family legacy, working together to produce Angel’s Envy’s at the distillery they completed in 2016. Their Cask Strength program was introduced in 2012 by Lincoln, Wes and his son Kyle.
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“Putting together our annual Cask Strength release has become something of a tradition for our family. It’s hard to believe that we’ve been doing it for ten years,” said Wes Henderson, Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Angel’s Envy.
“Back in 2012, our first Cask Strength release was a run of just 600 bottles available in only two states. So, to see fans all over the country chasing down these bottles and sharing them with their friends and family as a special way to toast over the holidays or as a gift – it’s very rewarding and a reflection of how much Angel’s Envy has grown over the past decade.”
Each year, as part of the Angel’s Envy Cask Strength program, the Henderson family selects a handful of noteworthy barrels from its rickhouses to put through an extended finishing process in port wine barrels from Portugal. These special barrels bring forward distinct characteristics in the whiskey, giving each expression of Angel’s Envy Cask Strength a unique nose, palate and finish.
Angel’s Envy 2021 Cask Strength Bourbon Whiskey Tasting Notes
Angel’s Envy says the 2021 Cask Strength Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey finished in port wine barrels is complex on the nose, with notes of peach and cherry accompanied by hints of brandy, tea and honey. Notes of leather, toasted oak and vanilla carry into the palate, along with flavors of stone fruit and port that give way to creamy crème brulee and honey with nutty marzipan. The finish features slight tannins and notes of black tea, apricot and smoke.
The 2021 Angel’s Envy Cask Strength Bourbon limited-edition is bottled at 120.7 proof (60.35% ABV). This tenth release is packaged in a commemorative and collectible carved hardwood box. 14,760 750mL bottles will be available beginning December 1, 2021 at select retailers in all 50 states and the distillery with a suggested retail price of $229.99.