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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Angel's Envy Releases 2020 Cask Strength Bourbon

Angel's Envy has announced the release of their limited-edition release of Angel's Envy 2020 Cask Strength Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Port Barrels. The distillery has produced 17,400 bottles for release. 

Wes Henderson, Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Angel's Envy states: 
My boys and I look forward to working together to release our Cask Strength whiskey to bookend each year – it's our family tradition that lets us both reflect on and celebrate our growth. Many of our fans have made it their own tradition to hunt down and collect our annual Cask Strength release, or give it as a special gift over the holidays, so we're especially excited that folks in all 50 states will get the opportunity to track down one of 2020's special bottles.
The 2020 edition comes in at a whopping 120.4-proof (60.2% alcohol) and carries a $199.99 MSRP. Availability is expected in all 50 states starting as early as November 1st.  

Tasting Notes:

Nose - Apricot, plum, baking spices, brown sugar, leather, oak and vanilla. Bing Cherries play heavily and carry through to the taste
Taste - Ripe cherry, salted chocolate, orange peel and faint cedar
Finish - The tannic finish is complemented by the citrus fruit qualities. Neither too bitter nor too dry, it lingers pleasantly on the back of your tongue

My Take

While I haven't reviewed it yet, Angel's Envy hasn't been one of my favorite bourbons. Having said that, what makes bourbon so great is that everyone has different tastes and many people love Angel's Envy. If you're one of those people, this is a good opportunity to buy a limited edition cask strength. For me, not being a huge fan of Angel's Envy and the high price makes this release, one I'll be sitting out. 

What do you think? Let me know in the comments. 

Source: Angel's Envy

1 comment:

  1. I saw this at Chateau on Wednesday and the wooden box it comes in is beautiful, but they were asking something like 220 or 240 for it - too rich for my blood. I could buy (if I ever find them) four bottle of Blanton’s for that much!