Angel’s Envy

Courtesy of the Louisville Distilling Company the Ape to Gentleman office have been enjoying a limited release of Angel’s Envy Rye Whiskey of late. Angel’s Envy is a super-premium whisky and the limited edition blend an example of Master Distiller Lincoln Henderson’s passion for experimenting outside of conventional norms.

For the limited edition blend Lincoln used 95% rye and 5% malted barley and aged the whiskey for at least six years in in American new charred oak barrels. He then finished the whiskey in hand-selected Caribbean rum casks, which began as small French cognac barrels, for up to 18 months.

The combination of spicy and earthy rye notes paired with the sweetness imparted by the rum finishing, results in a uniquely smooth and palatable whiskey. Angel’s Envy will only release 2,500 9-liter cases, retailing at $69.99.

Tasting Notes

  • Appearance: crystal clear, slight reddish amber.
  • Nose: citrus, caramel candy, maple sugar, vanilla oak, hazel nut, spice, sherry wood.
  • Palate: sweet/dry, rum sherry wood, soft rum sweetness.
  • Finish: sweet/dry, rum, soft oak, quick and easy.

The blend is housed in a super-stylish bottle, made from perfume-grade glass in Italy and is ceramic stamped with the brand’s iconic wings, is hand-filled, corked and crated in Louisville, Kentucky.