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Angels Envy

Angels Envy is a rather unusual bourbon, aged for up to 6 years in new oak, as per definition of a bourbon, but then Port casks are also used in a finishing process.  The tasting notes below are even more unusual because it was a specific blend of Angels Envy (ie blend of port finished and non port finished bourbon) chosen specifically by the owners of the whisky bar Reserve 101 in Houston.  The nose had bubble gum, fresh wood and fresh paint, overall sweet and good.  The taste was smooth creamy coffee, perhaps a cafe latte with caramel and then more wood and spice builds. All that is good about bourbon is here.  Some oak, rye notes and mint at end maybe.  Very nie bourbon... not sure I get the Port finish influence except perhaps it mellows the spirit, tones down the spice and gives the sweetness and smoothness I found in this.  I am going to look for a "traditional" bottling of Angels Envy and try that as well.

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  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Type: Bourbon
  • In '101 Whiskies to Try Before you Die': No
  • In '101 World Whiskies to Try Before You Die': Nope

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