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Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

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Nose: The nose was a little closed when I opened this bottle, but after a little air, aromas of caramel and butterscotch built. Subtle apple shows up and combines nicely with the caramel, creating a yummy combination of caramel apple.  Aromas of anise and clove prove that there is indeed rye in this bourbon. There is also a perfumed/cologne like quality like my friend James was able to identify as “Stetson” thanks to his dad’s affinity for it in the 80’s. Dark chocolate and a very subtle banana show up at the end.

Palate: Enters the mouth smoothly, with a little sweetness up front, but an overall dry quality. The rye shows up on the palate but this time it’s as spearmint that turns into peppermint. Impressions of fall dry leaves pop up on the soft long finish.

Comments: This bourbon by master distiller Lincoln Henderson is a very impressive bourbon at a very reasonable price. It is silky on the palate and very easy drinking. Being this is bourbon aged in port barrels I was expecting a little more sweetness and red fruit flavors, but I think it’s the rye that is the star of this whiskey. If you’re not a fan of ryed bourbons for their spicy edge have no fear this bourbon has no edge at all. This next sentence may be a little over the top but here goes. Years ago Pappy Van Winkle opened my eyes to the beauty and softness of wheated bourbons, and I have to say I feel in love with them. Perhaps if Angel’s Envy keeps producing such soft and silky rye whiskies I may someday use the term “love” when I describe them, instead of “damn that’s good whiskey”.

P.S. Everyone calm down I’m not claiming Angel’s Envy is the same as Pappy, I’m just hoping someday that someone is, and we will all be able to find their bourbons.

Alc/Vol: 43.3%

If you’ve had this Whiskey please feel free to leave your notes below as a comment.


One Comment

  1. Thanks for the great review. Lincoln tried to make something that people could enjoy without that heavy spice that a lot of people shied away from in bourbons. Its still there, but the port barrel finishing created some sweetness and softened the whole palate to a different whiskey experience.

    -Kyle Henderson
    3rd Generation

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