Port Finish Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
93 points, “Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey finished in a Port pipe. This is veteran master distiller Lincoln Henderson’s newest creation, and it’s a beauty. Richly textured, silky, and well-rounded, with ripe berried fruits, candied tangerine, light toffee, maple syrup, and creamy vanilla, sprinkled with spice (cinnamon, hint of mint). Smooth, silky finish, and dangerously drinkable! The port pipe notes dovetail perfectly. Lovely just the way it is, but it’s begging for a cigar.” – Whisky Advocate
The legendary Lincoln Henderson was one of the first inductees to the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame, received a “Lifetime Achievement Award” from Whisky Advocate, and during a 40-year-long career developed huge brands like Woodford Reserve and Jack Daniel’s Gentleman Jack and Single Barrel. However, he had always dreamt of making a Bourbon finished in Port wine barrels. So he jumped at the chance to come out of retirement and do just that with his son, Wes. Soon, Lincoln’s grandson and Wes’ son, Kyle, joined the family business, and together the three generations created a whole new kind of whiskey on their own terms. Although they lost 5% of their spirit each year to the “Angel’s Share” (evaporation during barrel ageing), what remained was the Angel’s Envy. Sadly, Lincoln Henderson died in 2013 surrounded by his family, but his spirit lives on the incredible whiskey they continue to make.
Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon is handcrafted in small batches of around eight to twelve barrels at a time. Typically aged for around six years, when it’s deemed ready, it’s finished in Ruby Port casks (made from French oak and imported directly from Portugal) for between three and six months. The marriage of the sweet caramel, maple syrup, toasted nut and vanilla from the Bourbon with the sticky wine flavours of raisin, raspberry chocolate and red berries from the Port cask is simply exquisite. Smooth, sweet and wonderfully balanced; serve this and everyone will be envious.
£9.29 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3397114
Style No.: 864872
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