Wednesday, December 2, 2015
More Angelic: Angel's Envy Cask Strength 2015
The marketing firm for Louisville Distilling Company was kind enough to send me a sample of the new edition of Angel's Envy Cask Strength. As with the regular Angel's Envy, this is bourbon finished in port casks. This year, they are releasing 7,500 bottles of the Cask Strength. It is the first new release since Bacardi purchased the company.
Angel's Envy Cask Strength, 2015 Release, 63.95% ($170)
The nose has honey and some nutty notes. The palate opens with rich butterscotch. It develops some spice and then turns a bit medicinal. The finish is where you get some port notes which blend well with the caramel. Water brings out some soapy notes. I prefer it neat - while it's high proof, it doesn't feel hot or alcohol heavy.
This one has improved a lot since it first came out. An earlier batch I tasted was dreadful, but this one is quite good with a nice richness and complexity to it.
Thanks to Aaron at Ro-Bro Marketing for the sample.