As malcontents, we're particular about our whiskey. When we decided to release a rye, we knew it had to be something special to live up to the amazing response received by our bourbon finished in port barrels. Angel's Envy Rye Finished in Rum Barrels is genuinely unique and worthy of Master Distiller Lincoln Henderson's legacy.
The taste profile of rye whiskey was a perfect fit for a rum cask finish. After sampling over 100 rums to find the right flavor to complement rye whiskey, the team's decision was unanimous. Angel's Envy spends up to 18 months finishing in these Caribbean rum casks, resulting in an immensely complex whiskey. The mingling of raw, spicy and earthy rye with the mellow sweetness of rum finishing creates an incomparably smooth and drinkable whiskey, even at 100 proof.
Appearance: Crystal clear quality with a rich, reddish amber color.
Nose: Aromas of citrus, caramel candy, maple sugar, vanilla oak, hazelnut, spice, and sherry wood.
Palate: Sweet rum sherry wood and soft oak.
Finish: Both sweet and dry, as well as quick and easy.
Wine EnthusiastThis honey-hued rye has a remarkable aroma, melding cookie dough, hazelnut and marzipan. The same luscious flavors show up on the palate, rich and sweet, leading into a confected finish of Nutella sprinkled with nutmeg and cinnamon. The sugar-and-spice effect is due to 18 months finishing time in casks that first held Cognac, then Caribbean rum.