Perfection is a patient man‚Äôs game. So we waited until Angel’s Envy Cask Strength 2018 reached the perfect level of maturity. It can take years for a barrel to reach our Cask Strength standards. Then we aged the spirit in ruby port wine casks until we tasted a previously undiscovered sweet spot. Finally we stopped waiting and started enjoying. We judge only a handful of barrels exceptional enough for our lengthy ruby port cask finishing process. The result? Even at 123 proof, every sip is rare and worth savoring. A remarkably complex and unfiltered bourbon, we suggest you enjoy it neat or with just a splash of water to release the flavor nuances, and perhaps with a few friends who appreciate outstanding bourbon. Angel‚Äôs Envy Cask Strength 2018 was worth waiting for. Now it‚Äôs worth sharing.
Whisky Advocate 90 points – Initially, it‚Äôs extremely perfume-like, with floral notes often found in fragrances. Then the fruit completely takes over: banana, blueberry, plums, cherry, apple, pear, and quince. Of these, the banana lingers until chocolate and vanilla enter the picture, followed by hints of green pepper and graham cracker. Then, boom, baking spices launch into a lovely medium to long finish.