Angel’s Envy 100 Proof Rye—A Collector’s Favorite at Sharp Price at K&L California – American Whiskey News

One of America’s Finest Ryes for a Devilishly Good Price
Angel’s Envy 100 Proof Rye Whiskey (750ml) ($79.99)
“…the flavors marry nicely and the sweetness tames this high-testosterone rye whiskey. Bonus points for uniqueness.” — Whiskey Advocate

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Rye doesn’t get much better than this. The Angel’s Envy 100-Proof Rye is another breathtaking bottling from the supremely talented Master Distiller Lincoln Henderson. Crafting the perfect dram is only one part of Henderson’s approach, as each whiskey he makes needs to carry its own distinctive imprint. For this expression, he chose to finish the whiskey in Caribbean rum casks—an unconventional approach that has worked out fabulously. The result is a compelling and powerful rye that stands shoulder to shoulder with whiskeys that cost three to four times the price. Ordinarily, our allocation is very limited, but we were able to secure a bit more this time around, enabling us to offer it to a broader audience. This is excellent news, as a whiskey this irresistible needs to be experienced by every rye enthusiast out there at least once—and hopefully many more times! Our price of $79.99 is an incredible price for this spirit, and one that is likely to only climb in future releases. The attention to detail is remarkable, but then we expect nothing less from the team at Angel’s Envy. Bravo!

Angel’s Envy 100 Proof Rye Whiskey (750ml) ($79.99)

94 points Wine Enthusiast: “This 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. *Top 50 Spirits 2013* (KN)” (07/2013)

Andrew Whiteley | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: September 10, 2020

This rye has been highly allocated for a very long time and the small quantities that we do get typically disappear in a day or two. We were finally able to secure a large enough parcel to shout out its availability. If you love the Angel’s Envy bourbon, do not miss this opportunity to stock up on the rye at a sharp price. It’s a perfect cocktailing rye with its elevated proof (100 proof) and sweeter profile thanks to the Caribbean rum cask finishing. This added step transforms the classic 95% rye mashbill into something altogether different. While the underlying backbone of spice from the grain is there and carries through the palate and into the finish, the nose is all sweet caramel and confection with tropical fruits. Black strap molasses and fine Cognac eau de vie notes dominate. The brown sugar flavors mix into perfect balance with the pepper spice of the rye. It’s a great whiskey for a Manhattan with just a dash of vermouth. If you seek a rich round style of whiskey for an after dinner drink neat or on the rocks, this is also a perfect candidate.

Neal Fischer | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: September 10, 2020

Less cloying than the Angel’s Envy bourbon finished in port barrels, this Angel’s Envy rye is definitely still a big sweetie! Butterscotch is the first characteristic that I notice coming from the rum barrel finish and it does NOT let up throughout the dram. There are layers of gentle spice of cardamom, cinnamon bark, and red pepper. I pick up on a red fruit medley that eventually comes to rest as red licorice mixing with spice and pecan pralines. The core rye elements poke through intermittently, but everything keeps coming back home to butterscotch. If you have a sweet tooth or are looking for a new after-dinner whiskey then check this out.

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