Louisville-based craft distiller Angel’s Envy has announced the release of a limited-edition Cask Strength Kentucky Straight Bourbon Finished in Port Barrels.
Just 17,400 bottles of the 120.4-proof (60.2% ABV) limited offering is the ninth iteration of ANGEL’s ENVY’s Cask Strength and is the first to be offered in all 50 states.
The Angel’s Envy Cask Strength program started in 2012 when Wes Henderson, along with his father, the late Master Distiller Lincoln Henderson, and his eldest son Kyle Henderson, first selected a handful of exceptional barrels to put through the extended finishing process in Portuguese port wine casks.
On the nose, Angel’s Envy 2020 Cask Strength Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Port Barrels offers notes of apricot and plums, baking spices, brown sugar, vanilla, oak and leather.
Bing cherry is heavy on the nose and carries through to the taste. On the palate, the juicy Bing cherries shine through, along with notes of salted chocolate, orange peel and some cedar. The bourbon has a tannic finish that’s complemented by citrus, is not bitter or too drying and lingers at the back of the mouth.
For more information, go to angelsenvy.com/whiskey/cask-strength