Angel’s Envy tells BourbonBlog.com they will release Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Madeira Casks in celebration of Father’s Day. The limited-run, 100-proof (50% ABV) whiskey is the third release in Angel’s Envy Cellar Collection, the brand’s special release program that is led by Wes Henderson and his sons and honors the late Lincoln Henderson’s pioneering and innovative spirit. The previous two were a Tawny Port finish in 2020 and a Sherry Finish in 2019.
The suggested retail price for a 75omL bottle is $229.99. For more information,
The Madiera Finish
While some Madeira-finished whiskeys typically spend three to six months in barrels to pick up the fruit notes from the wine, Angel’s Envy says they extended the finishing period on theirs add complexity.
They say the result offers notes of caramelized banana, brown sugar, raisins, almonds, and faint cherry on the nose, as well as notes of oak, grass, smoke, leather, chocolate, and dried cherries on the palate. The finish has notes of almond and hazelnut.
“There’s deep history and craftsmanship involved in the production of Madeira wine, so my sons and I knew we wanted to tap into that to create something special for our Cellar Collection. We took a trip to the island in 2015 and tried more than 30 varieties until we found the perfect casks that would lend both the dryness of a good sherry and the richness of tawny port to our bourbon,” said Wes Henderson, Co-Founder and CIO of Angel’s Envy
How To Buy A Bottle
Between May 21 and May 25, Angel’s Envy 500 Main members can enter a lottery to win the chance to purchase the release ahead of public sale.
A total of 600 bottles will be reserved for the 500 Main lottery; the randomly selected winners will be notified on May 28.
Early purchasers will be able to pick up their bottles beginning on June 3 at Angel’s Envy downtown Louisville distillery. Public sale (limit one per customer) will begin on June 6 at 1PM ET, with approximately 400 bottles available at Angel’s s distillery and limited quantities available at select retailers in KY, NY, CA, FL, TN, IL and TX.
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