Since 2012 the cask strength release of Angel's Envy has been one of our most sought after annual offerings. This year, the good folks at AE have returned to the all-wood box with decorative angel's wings engraved on the front, a vast improvement over the box from last year. Sensational aromas of bananas Foster, honeycomb, and spice lead to a full-bodied palate with notes of caramel, milk chocolate, raisins, and toasted oak. A bold mid-palate with sarsaparilla, dusty spice and toffee continues the complex roller-coaster of flavors. A long finish with a through-line of vanilla and dried figs is all your whiskey-loving self could ask for. Give yourself a post-holiday gift of great bourbon!
Some people might say they have a problem when they hear that the folks at Angels Envy personally sample each barrel throughout every step of distilling and aging our spirits, and then repeat the entire tasting process for the special finish. We agree. They're raging perfectionists. Rooted in 200 years of bourbon heritage, they create artisan, 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 a masterpiece. The 5% of spirit lost each year during barrel aging is called the "Angel's Share." After tasting their finished bourbon, Lincoln joked that we'd finally gotten a better deal than the angels. And so Angel's Envy was born.