Angel’s Envy Bourbon Releases 2017 Cask Expression


Louisville, Kentucky (October 1, 2017) – Louisville Distilling Company is thrilled to announce thel imited-edition release of Angel’s Envy CaskStrength Bourbon Finished in Port Wine Barrels. This year’s expression is now available in select markets: AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA,MD, MI, MN, MO, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, TN, TX, WA, and Washington DC. Each year, Angel’s Envy carefully selects barrels exceptional enough for the lengthy Cask Strength finishing process.

Angel’s Envy starts as a super-premium bourbon of uncompromising quality, aged up to seven years for the perfect level of richness and maturity. However, only a few of these barrels meet the brand’s incredibly high Cask Strength standards. The hand-selected barrels are then blended and receive an extended finish in Portuguese port wine casks.

“Cask Strength is a complex whiskey unlike any in the marketplace,” said Wes Henderson, Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Angel’s Envy. We started a special tradition with Cask Strength in 2012. I look forward to continuing this tradition for many generations.”

Journalist, critic and spirits consultant F. Paul Pacult declared the 2012 Cask Strength “best spirit in the world” in his 2013 Spirit Journal. In his review, Pacult awarded the expression five stars—his highest recommendation—noting, “this masterpiece deserves a sixth rating star.”

The 2015 expression was also awarded five stars by Pacult in the 2016 Spirit Journal.

The suggested retail price for a 750ml bottle, which may vary by market, is $199.99. Each year, the proof varies based on the barrels selected. The 2017 release is 124.5-proof or 62.25% ABV, so you might want to consider sipping Cask Strength with a dash of water to release some of the flavor nuances.

Angel’s Envy Cask Strength Tasting Notes

  • Color: Copper
  • Nose: Oak, Tea Leaves, Smoke, Fresh Herbs, Leather
  • Palate: Green Apples, Royal Ann Cherries, Rock Candy, Citrus Peel
  • Finish: Creamy, Toast, Fresh Vanilla, Apricot Pie, Gardenias

About Louisville Distilling Company LLC

Angel’s Envy is the culmination of the late Master Distiller Lincoln Henderson’s storied career, which he spent crafting some of the finest whiskeys in the world. One of the original pioneers of premium bourbons and whiskeys, Lincoln wasn’t content to rest on his laurels after he’d made a name for himself. Driven by a craftsman’s desire to improve upon his life’s work with over 40 years of experience, Lincoln came out of retirement to create a whiskey masterpiece on his own terms—Angel’s Envy. In addition to the flagship Kentucky Straight Bourbon Finished in Wine Port Barrels, the company offers Angel’s Envy Rye Finished in Rum Casks and Angel’s Envy Cask Strength Bourbon Finished in Port Wine Barrels. Each Expression exhibits a passion for experimenting outside of the conventional, and producing unique whiskey steeped in tradition, but with an unexpected finish.

Angel’s Envy opened its new distillery and visitor center in 2016. Located at 500 East Main Street, the distillery is the first full-production whiskey distillery in downtown Louisville. The distillery houses all operations from the milling of grains to blending and bottling on site. The gift shop and The Finishing Room tasting experience add to the distillery tour, offering guests a uniquely personal visit to Louisville and the Bourbon Trail.

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The ANGEL’S ENVY™ brand is part of the portfolio of Bacardi Limited, headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda. Bacardi Limited refers to the Bacardi group of companies, including Bacardi International Limited.

Angel’s Envy™ 2017. Heaven Can Wait. Please Drink Responsibly.