Batch #: 3Q
Bottle #: 800
Tasted: Neat, in a glencairn glass
Angel’s Envy Rye whiskey uses 95% rye and 5% malted barley and is aged for at least six years in new American, charred oak barrels. It’s then finished the whiskey in hand-selected Caribbean rum casks, which began as small French cognac barrels, for up to 18 months. Angel’s Envy Rye is a limited release with 2,500 9-liter cases or 30,000 bottles available twice per year.
The Angel’s Envy distillery is located in downtown Louisville and hope to have their new distillery up and running this year. Also an interesting note. Angel’s Envy was recently purchased by Bacardi. It will be interesting to see if that changes anything. Maybe they start using Bacardi rum cask? Hmm….. Onto the tasting!
Nose: Wow! Was a dessert like nose. So sweet! Huge brown sugar and cinnamon! Gingerbread cookies. Also a slight alcohol burn at the end. Incredible nose. This isn’t your typical whiskey. That is for sure.
Palate: It’s Christmas dessert! Very similar to the nose. The gingerbread cookie and cinnamon are up front. Brawn sugar. Hint of rye spice. Toasted marshmallow on the back of the palate. Medium mouth-feel.
Finish: Long. Burnt brown sugar and maple syrup coat the mouth. Rye spice and cinnamon. The finish makes you wanting to take another sip.
Grade: 87 – 89 (B+) = Great, Always want to have a bottle
The Angel’s Envy Rye is a fabulous offering that is fairly unique. You get numerous sweet notes from the rum casks. I admit I have a sweet tooth and really enjoy this pour. It is my favorite in the Angel’s Envy line. I have heard others refer to it as a “dessert pour” and I would have to agree. For the regular whiskey drinker this is a much sweeter expression than you are used to, but it provides a nice change of pace. In Ohio this is a hard bottle to track down, but it is possible to find on the shelves. I’ll make sure I always have a bottle open at my bar. Cheers!angels envy rye, Bourbon, bourbon blog, bourbon ranking, bourbon review, cleveland, review, whiskey, Whiskey blog, Whiskey review