Angel's Envy 2015 Release Cask Strength Bourbon Whiskey (750ml)
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Angel's Envy 2015 Release Cask Strength Bourbon Whiskey (750ml)

$999. 00
$11988.00 Dozen
ABV: 63.95%

Note: Product has come from a private collection and as such has some minor scuffing/scratches/handling marks. 

Most retailers are lucky to get a handful of Angel's Envy cask strength editions each year - if anything at all. This bottling, which is a bit of an annual ritual for owners, Louisville Distilling, was limited to around 7500 bottles. Aged upwards of seven years in select American white oak barrels before being blended into a single batch and finished in ex-port casks, it lands at a massive 127.9 proof (bigger than the 2013 or 2014 expressions). We have one only from a private stash. Collectable.

Other reviews... The Angel's Envy Cask Strength port cask finished bourbon has developed a cult following, and it's easy to see why. Jumping out are marshmallow, caramel, vanilla, roasted nuts, with a hint of cardamom, coffee, and nutmeg, but true beauty lies in the pronounced pumpkin pie, dark chocolate, raw pine nut, caramel, and sweet maltiness. I'd love for this whiskey to finish longer, but it does give a hint of nutmeg toward the end. Sourced whiskey. 90 points -

...The nose is more restrained than in previous years, offering notes of cloves, barrel char, well-browned caramel, and a touch of smoke. The body is less Port-forward than in prior years also, showcasing notes of figs, dark chocolate, toasted brioche, and a finish that leads more to a prune character than the traditionally Port-focused raisin. Echoes of sweet tea endure as the finish fades — and all of it is remarkably restrained and in balance, a rare feat considering the alcohol level we’re working with here. As always, of course, it’s great stuff. -