Angel's Envy Rum Barrel Finish Rye Whiskey
  • Category Rye
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Angel's Envy
  • Age 7 Year Old
  • Style Rye Whiskey
  • Maturation Medium-char American oak & Plantation Rum cask finish
  • Alcohol 50%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • toasted
  • caramel
  • banana
  • bread
  • grain
  • port
  • rye
  • sweet
  • oak

Angel's Envy

Rum Barrel Finish Rye Whiskey (0.75l, 50%)
Price $83.99

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Character Goatson
Angel's Envy Rye is a study in the “Circle of Wood” (to coin a term), and this is a story of liquid love worth telling.  
 
Angel’s Envy Bourbons and Ryes come to us from the blessed hands of Louisville Distilling Co. The Angel's Envy line is, as they say, their masterpiece… inspired by legendary Master Distilled Lincoln Henderson's lifetime of crafting fine spirits. It is worth mentioning that everything these angels touch has received universal acclaim, so buy whatever you can get your hands on. 
 
It is also worth mentioning that they are—right this very minute—building a brand new distillery and tasting room (God bless ‘em) in a renovated Louisville, Kentucky, brick warehouse to which Whiskey-lovers from the world ‘round will no doubt be making future pilgrimages. 

All Angel’s Envy products are awesome, and this one is something special. But we have to call them out … calling Angel's Envy Rye “Rum Finished” is a serious error of omission. Remember the theme song from The Lion King, “The Circle of Life?” Angel's Envy Rye is a study in the “Circle of Wood” (to coin a term), and this is a story worth telling. 
 
Angel's Envy Rye starts life as a quality, but rather traditional mix of 95% Rye and 5% malted barley. Bulleit, Dickle… a lot of the top guys use this mix because it works well. This is where Angel’s Envy works their magic. First, they age it a full six years in medium-char American oak. Then they finish it for an additional 18 months in Rum casks, but not just “any” Rum casks. These are “THE” Rum casks from Plantation Rum… the ones that started as Cognac casks from Maison Ferrand. So Angel's Envy Rye is third in a line of super-premium awesomeness in those casks, emerging 7 1/2 years old. No more sales pitch, you just think about that for a minute and get back to us. 
 
Meanwhile, out there in the expansive Flaviar warehouse, Uncle Flaviar is stuffing as many bottles as he can into his gym bag when he thinks none of us are looking. 
 
  • Category Rye
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Angel's Envy
  • Age 7 Year Old
  • Style Rye Whiskey
  • Maturation Medium-char American oak & Plantation Rum cask finish
  • Alcohol 50%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Warm mahogany.   
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Toasted banana-spice bread … seriously …  
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
50% ABV and powerful … with a splash of water it is caramel, more banana, toasted grain, and liquid love in a glass.
 
Finish 
A warm velvet glove with muddled wine.
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  • toasted
  • caramel
  • banana
  • bread
  • grain
  • port
  • rye
  • sweet
  • oak
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Rye - think of it as Bourbon's edgier cousin. It’s known for what many call a spicy or fruity flavor. Rye (distilled from at least 51% Rye) is not on the sweet side and tends to have a spicier body. That’s why the character of a cocktail made from Rye, instead of Bourbon, is drier.
Rye sparked the first revolution after the American Independence. It was called the Whiskey Rebellion, and it arose when the government tried to tax Whiskey and enforce the taxation on distillers. The lesson here? Don't mess with a Whiskey drinker's dram.
George Washington famously loved his Rye Whiskey. In fact, after he served as the first president of the United States, he returned to his farm at Mount Vernon and started a small Rye distillery of his own.
It is well known that the share of spirit that evaporates through the casks during aging - about 5% per year — is called “the angels share.” Upon sipping the first release, Lincoln Henderson is reported to have said that he finally got the better end of the deal over the angels. This the name.
A decade ago there were only 6 brands of Rye Whiskey hailing from Kentucky, nowadays there are more than 50!
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Rye - think of it as Bourbon's edgier cousin. It’s known for what many call a spicy or fruity flavor. Rye (distilled from at least 51% Rye) is not on the sweet side and tends to have a spicier body. That’s why the character of a cocktail made from Rye, instead of Bourbon, is drier.
Rye sparked the first revolution after the American Independence. It was called the Whiskey Rebellion, and it arose when the government tried to tax Whiskey and enforce the taxation on distillers. The lesson here? Don't mess with a Whiskey drinker's dram.
George Washington famously loved his Rye Whiskey. In fact, after he served as the first president of the United States, he returned to his farm at Mount Vernon and started a small Rye distillery of his own.
It is well known that the share of spirit that evaporates through the casks during aging - about 5% per year — is called “the angels share.” Upon sipping the first release, Lincoln Henderson is reported to have said that he finally got the better end of the deal over the angels. This the name.
A decade ago there were only 6 brands of Rye Whiskey hailing from Kentucky, nowadays there are more than 50!
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