Angel’s Envy Distillery located on Whiskey Row in downtown in Louisville, Kentucky may not have invented the art of finishing bourbon in other casks but they have certainly made their mark with this fan favorite bourbon. Angel’s Envy is extending their product line with a new Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey finished for 12 months in Madeira wine casks.
Angel’s Envy Bourbon Finished in Madeira Casks
This is the third edition of Angel’s Envy’s Cellar Collection the brand’s special release program that is led by Wes Henderson and his sons and honors the late Lincoln Henderson’s pioneering and innovative spirit.
“There’s deep history and craftsmanship involved in the production of Madeira wine, so my sons and I knew we wanted to tap into that to create something special for our Cellar Collection. We took a trip to the island in 2015 and tried more than 30 varieties until we found the perfect casks that would lend both the dryness of a good sherry and the richness of tawny port to our bourbon,” said Wes Henderson, Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Angel’s Envy. “This release, like all of Angel’s Envy’s whiskeys, was a family effort, so it feels only right to share this bourbon with our fans in celebration of Father’s Day.”
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This special release is born of a blend of whiskeys that is finished for a year in Madeira casks provides notes of baked raisin, toasted oak and almond. While most Madeira-finished whiskeys typically spend three to six months in barrels to pick up the fruit notes from the wine, Angel’s Envy extended its finishing period to add deeper wood notes and an extra layer of complexity. The result is a vibrant whiskey that offers notes of caramelized banana, brown sugar, raisins, almonds and faint cherry on the nose, as well as notes of oak, grass, smoke, leather, chocolate and dried cherries on the palate. The finish lingers with notes of almond and hazelnut.
Appearance: Deep amber
Nose: Caramelized banana, brown sugar, freshly baked raisins, almonds and faint cherry notes
Palate: Pleasantly rich, with notes of toasted oak, grass, smoke, leather, chocolate and dried cherries Finish: A satisfying finish that lingers with notes of almond and hazelnut
Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Madeira Casks is bottled at 100 proof (50% ABV). This limited run is made up of just 3,360 bottles and has a suggested retail price of $229.99 for a 750mL bottle.
This No. 003 release in the Angel’s Envy’s Cellar Collection is set to coincide with Father’s Day 2021. Between May 21 and May 25, Angel’s Envy 500 Main members can enter a lottery to win the chance to purchase the release ahead of public sale. A total of 600 bottles will be reserved for the 500 Main lottery; the randomly-selected winners will be notified on May 28. Early purchasers will be able to pick up their bottles beginning on June 3 at Angel’s Envy Distillery.
Public sale (limit one per customer) will begin on June 6 at 1PM ET, with approximately 400 bottles available at ANGEL’S ENVY’s Distillery and limited quantities available at select retailers in KY, NY, CA, FL, TN, IL and TX.