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What Might The Angel’s Share Of Whisky Taste Like? Here’s One Possible Answer

By Nino Marchetti / January 27, 2015

angels-nectarIt is estimated that, at any given time, there are at least 20 million casks of whisky aging around Scotland. All of these casks, regardless of wood type or age of whisky in barrel, have one thing in common – they suffer from evaporation during maturation, which releases whisky vapors into the atmosphere. This is affectionately known as the “angel’s share,” meaning there are some mighty happy celestial beings enjoying that cask of Scotch before you ever get to touch it.

One has to wonder – what might these angels be tasting exactly? One independent bottler has put its spin on answering this question, recently unveiling its Angels’ Nectar expression.

Angels’ Nectar, pricing around $50 a bottle, is a blended malt culled from “a selection of the finest Highland and Speyside malt whiskies.” No specific mention is made of the distilleries this whisky draws from, nor is there any age statement along with it. It is, however, bottled in its own natural color and clocks in at 40% ABV.

As for tasting notes, and what exactly a whisky enjoyed by the angels might taste like, bottler Highfern notes it “has a sweet nose of vanilla, stewed apples and fruit syrup, with a taste of heather honey and lemon, and a hint of spice on the finish.”