ANGEL’S ENVY® the Louisville-based craft distiller that produces small batch, finished whiskeys, today announced the limited-edition release of ANGEL’S ENVY 2020 Cask Strength Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Port Barrels. Just 17,400 bottles of the 120.4-proof (60.2% ABV) limited offering will be available at select retailers in all 50 U.S. states, including ANGEL’S ENVY’s distillery in downtown Louisville, beginning November 1. The 2020 release is the ninth iteration of ANGEL’s ENVY’s Cask Strength and is the first to be offered in all 50 states.
“My boys and I look forward to working together to release our Cask Strength whiskey to bookend each year – it’s our family tradition that lets us both reflect on and celebrate our growth.” Said Wes Henderson, Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of ANGEL’S ENVY. “Many of our fans have made it their own tradition to hunt down and collect our annual Cask Strength release, or give it as a special gift over the holidays, so we’re especially excited that folks in all 50 states will get the opportunity to track down one of 2020’s special bottles.”
The Angel’s Envy Cask Strength program started in 2012 when Wes Henderson, along with his father, the late Master Distiller Lincoln Henderson, and his eldest son Kyle Henderson, first selected a handful of exceptional barrels to put through the extended finishing process in Portuguese port wine casks. The tradition has been carried forward by Wes and his sons each year since, and ANGEL’S ENVY’s Cask Strength releases have received recognition and numerous awards and accolades from reviewers, critics and journalists across the industry.
On the nose, ANGEL’S ENVY 2020 Cask Strength Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Port Barrels offers notes of apricot and plums, baking spices, brown sugar, vanilla, oak and leather. Bing cherry is heavy on the nose and carries through to the taste. On the palate, the juicy Bing cherries shine through, along with notes of salted chocolate, orange peel and some cedar. The bourbon has a tannic finish that’s complemented by citrus, is not bitter or too drying and lingers at the back of the mouth. ANGEL’S ENVY recommends sipping ANGEL’S ENVY 2020 Cask Strength Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Port Barrels neat.
Suggested retail price for a 750mL bottle, which may vary by market, is $199.99. For more information about ANGEL’S ENVY 2020 Cask Strength Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Port Barrels, please visit www.angelsenvy.com/whiskey/cask-strength and to purchase ANGEL’S ENVY glassware, bar tools and more, please visit shop.angelsenvy.com.