Louisville Distilling Company’s new bourbon, Angel’s Envy is one of the most exciting and delicious bourbons to come on the market in years. Angel’s Envy uses the unique process of finishing their bourbon in port wine barrels. Designed by Lincoln Henderson, the former Brown Forman master distiller and creator of Woodford Reserve, Angel’s Envy is the culmination of over 40 years experience in the distilling industry.
Angel’s Envy has one of the most sensual bouquets ever nosed on a bourbon. Soft, gentle and with aromas of warm caramels, maple candy, satsumas, brown sugar and praline, the bouquet is a study in subtle complexities.
Angel’s Envy offers a rich mouthfeel and a sumptuous banquet of flavors on the palate. The effect of the port barrel finish is evident in the sophistication and complexity of flavors, everything is perfectly balanced and the port doesn’t overwhelm the natural bourbon flavors but instead perfectly complements it. Vanilla bundt cake, cinnamon, mint and orange flavors abound with a delicious burnt sugar undertone and solid oak notes.
Fans of bourbon’s with long, complex finishes will flock to Angel’s Envy. The port influence is most evident here, providing solid flavors of walnut and oak, orange marmalade, fresh mint and Seville orange. Long, lingering and utterly and an delicious finish.
Angel’s Envy is an amazing bourbon and one that both bourbon afficionados and those just beginning their whiskey journey should seek out. This is the best bourbon tasted so far in 2011 and one of the most exciting bourbon releases in years. Angel’s Envy is a must have for anyone serious about good bourbon.