The 2022 version of Angel’s Envy Cask Strength bourbon has arrived at retail, clocking in at 119.8 proof.
The new Angel’s Envy 2022 Cask Strength Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Port Wine Barrels, according to those behind it, once again finds the Angel’s Envy production team selecting “noteworthy barrels from its rickhouses to put through an extended finishing process in port wine barrels from Portugal.” It is then bottled at cask strength for this limited edition offering.
“Our annual Cask Strength expression is our most highly anticipated annual tradition at Angel’s Envy, both for our team and for our fans, and this year’s release is special – not just because it is an exceptional whiskey, but because it also marks an exciting time in Angel’s Envy’s growth,” said Gigi DaDan, General Manager of Angel’s Envy, in a prepared statement, in a prepared statement. “Looking ahead, we can’t wait to see the unique perspective that our new Master Distiller Owen Martin will bring to the Cask Strength program as he oversees it with the support of our best-in-class production team.”
This eleventh release in Angel’s Envy’s Cask Strength program appears nationwide in just 16,980 bottles, each pricing around $230 per 750 ml bottle. Official tasting notes are below.
Angel’s Envy 2022 Cask Strength Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Port Wine Barrels offers hints of leather, brown sugar and caramel on the nose, followed by crème brûlée and marshmallow with notes of green apple and orange. On the palate, apples, caramel, and brown sugar are present, and the creaminess pairs with the orange from the nose to give a creamsicle richness. Vanilla, toasted oak and black pepper spice round out the flavor before the finish of a light fruitiness, grape tannic notes and a lingering spice.
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