Angel’s Envy has unveiled its 2021 Cask Strength Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Port Wine Barrel. This is the tenth release in the Kentucky’s distillery’s Cask Strength series.
Bottled at 60.35% ABV, the Angel’s Envy 2021 Cask Strength Bourbon Whiskey is made from “a handful of noteworthy barrels from its rickhouses,” which have been “put through an extended finishing process in port wine barrels from Portugal. These special barrels bring forward distinct characteristics in the whiskey, giving each expression of Angel’s Envy Cask Strength a unique nose, palate and finish.”
Complex on the nose, the whiskey features notes of peach and cherry accompanied by hints of brandy, tea, and honey. Notes of leather, toasted oak and vanilla carry into the palate, along with flavors of stone fruit and port that give way to creamy crème brulee and honey with nutty marzipan. The finish features slight tannins and notes of black tea, apricot and smoke.
“Putting together our annual Cask Strength release has become something of a tradition for our family. It’s hard to believe that we’ve been doing it for ten years.” said Wes Henderson, Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Angel’s Envy. “Back in 2012, our first Cask Strength release was a run of just 600 bottles available in only two states. So to see fans all over the country chasing down these bottles and sharing them with their friends and family as a special way to toast over the holidays or as a gift – it’s very rewarding and a reflection of how much Angel’s Envy has grown over the past decade.”
A total of 14,760 bottles of the 2021 edition are set to be available at select retailers in all 50 U.S. states come December. The whiskey is priced at $230 per 750 ml bottle.
For more information, head over to the brand’s official website.
In May, Angel’s Envy released a limited edition Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Madeira Casks.