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Friday, October 20, 2023

Angel's Envy Announces Two New Releases - Cask Strength Rye and 2023 Cask Strength Kentucky Straight Bourbon

Angel's Envy has announced two new expressions... A Cask Strength Straight Rye Whiskey Finished in Sauternes and Toasted Oak Barrels and a Cask Strength Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Port Wine Barrels. These expressions mark the first releases under the helm of Master Distiller Owen Martin, who joined the brand last fall and will be available starting December 1st in select markets. 

Angel's Envy Master Distiller Owen Martin says:
"We are always looking to push the boundaries of innovation at Angel's Envy. It was thrilling to kick off my journey with the best-in-class team at the distillery on the 12th Annual Cask Strength Bourbon and the first-ever limited-edition Cask Strength Rye Whiskey. With my deep background in maturing, blending, and finishing whiskey, I've been able to share a unique perspective on the Angel's Envy's award-winning Cask Strength program, and am looking forward to this next chapter with the brand.
The Cask Strength Rye is the brand's first time releasing a limited-edition Rye Whiskey at Cask Strength and will have 5,500 bottles will be available for purchase for an MSRP of $269.99. The Cask Strength Bourbon will have 22,656 bottles available at select retailers in all 50 U.S. states for an MSRP of $229.99. 

The Cask Strength Rye (114.4-proof; 57.2% alcohol) features creamy notes of pears, cream, and rye spice on the palate, which lead into a finish of cream soda, black tea, and a floral sweetness. 

The Cask Strength Bourbon (118.2-proof; 59.1% alcohol) is creamy, indulgent, and complex. The release includes creamy notes of cherry, caramel, and marshmallow on the palate, which lead into a finish of baking spice, oak tannins, and red wine. 

My Take

Neither of these releases get me over excited. The price is super-high and I'm not a huge Angel's Envy fan because of the additional aging in the Port barrels. 

What do you think? Drop a note in the comment box below. 

Source: Angel's Envy

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