Angel’s Envy Rye Whiskey Finished in Caribbean Rum Casks
$65 to $75
What the Bottler Says:
As malcontents, we’re particular about our whiskey. When we decided to distill a rye, we approached it with the same painstaking attention to detail that we give every micro-batch of our bourbon, insisting on the highest quality. We can be a handful to work with, but the extra effort keeps paying off. Angel’s Envy Rye is genuinely special and worthy of Lincoln Henderson’s legacy.
Lincoln had been considering a rum cask finish, and the taste profile of our rye whiskey was a perfect fit. After sampling over 100 rums to find the right flavor to compliment our rye, the team’s decision was unanimous. Our vintage barrels began as small-batch French cognac barrels, which were then used to age and finish Plantation XO Rum. Angel’s Envy Rye Whiskey spends up to 18 months finishing in these Franco Caribbean rum casks, resulting in an immensely complex whiskey. The mingling of raw, spicy and earthy rye with the mellow sweetness of rum finishing creates in an incomparably smooth and drinkable rye, even at 100 proof.
Appearance crystal clear quality with a rich, reddish amber color
Nose aromas of citrus, caramel candy, maple sugar, vanilla oak, hazelnut, spice, and sherry wood
Palate sweet rum sherry wood and soft oak
Finish both sweet and dry, as well as quick and easy
What Richard Says:
Nose: A gingerbread explosion! There are hints of cracked black pepper and peppermint around the edges but the gingerbread dominates.
Palate: The gingerbread is more of a subtle cookie on the palate rather than the fresh baked bread on the nose. Cinnamon, graham crackers, and rum cake too.
Finish: Slow lingering gingerbread and a light oak backbone.
Comments: This is an excellent demonstration showing how finishing can give you something greater than the sum of it’s parts. The rum finish interacts with the rye to give this amazing gingerbread note all through the whiskey. Obviously, if you don’t like gingerbread then you probably won’t like this but I love it. It’s a great dessert and Christmas whiskey.
Rating: Must Try