Louisville-based Angel’s Envy are marking their 10th anniversary by kicking off their new Founder’s Collection of limited edition whiskeys with the launch of a Bourbon finished in Japanese mizunara oak casks.
The release is a blend of four-year-old and nine-year-old Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon, which has been finished in Japanese mizunara oak casks for an additional two years.
The initial release to the brand’s loyalty club as already sold out. It will be followed by a limited run of 1,200 bottles available for public from 1 September at Angel’s Envy distillery in downtown Louisville and select retailers in Kentucky.
Wes Henderson, Angel’s Envy co-founder and chief innovation officer, said: “Ten years ago today, my dad Lincoln and I filled our first Port barrels with the Bourbon that would eventually become Angel’s Envy. In celebration, we wanted to release something special to honour my dad’s incredible legacy, how far Angel’s Envy has come and our exciting future ahead.
Bottled at 48.9% ABV, the whiskey is said to offer “notes of smoky wood, sandalwood, banana bread, cherry and ripe apples” on the nose. On the palate, it has flavours of vanilla, oak, chocolate, banana, cinnamon, apple and light black pepper.