Angel's Envy has announced their 10th annual Cask Strength Bourbon Finished In Port Wine Barrels. The 2021 release will consist of 14,760 bottles and will be available in all 50 states beginning on December 1st.
Putting together our annual Cask Strength release has become something of a tradition for our family. It's hard to believe that we've been doing it for ten years. Back in 2012, our first Cask Strength release was a run of just 600 bottles available in only two states. So to see fans all over the country chasing down these bottles and sharing them with their friends and family as a special way to toast over the holidays or as a gift – it's very rewarding and a reflection of how much Angel's Envy has grown over the past decade.
As mentioned, this will be released in all 50 states beginning December 1st. It will retail for $229.99 and carries a 120.7 proof (60.35% alcohol). The tasting notes are:
Nose: Notes of peach and cherry accompanied by hints of brandy, tea and honey.
Taste: Notes of leather, toasted oak and vanilla, along with flavors of stone fruit and port that give way to creamy crème brulee and honey with nutty marzipan.
Finish: Features slight tannins and notes of black tea, apricot and smoke
For me, $230 is a lot to pay for what amounts to cask strength Angel's Envy. For me to pay that much for a single bottle, there needs to be something incredibly unique about it or, at minimum, have an age statement attached. For me, this is going to be a hard pass.
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Source: Angel's Envy