One of the great trends in recent memory for American whiskey has been taking a cue from the Scots and finishing the whiskeys in barrels used for fortified wines.
Angel's Envy was at the fore of this when the Hendersons took several barrels of exceptional whiskey and finished it in port wine casks, becoming the first bourbon ever to do so.
The result was better than the angels anticipated, thus a few feathers got ruffled and the whiskey named accordingly. Intensely rich yet balanced layers of vanilla, coffee, ripe cherry and apricot that finish slightly sweet with maple syrup and bitter chocolate. Share a sip with your whisky buddies and we're certain the angels won't be the only ones with envy.
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.