Angel's Envy Carribean Rum Cask Finish Rye Whiskey
(750 mL) [WE 94]
Regular price $149.99 Sale price $83.97 Save $66.02
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 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
Platinum - LA Spirits Awards
Gold - SIP Awards 2022
91 Points - Intl Wine & Spirits Competition 2023
"Espresso, liquorice, honeycomb and cream aromas on the nose combining with toffee on the palate ending on a nice long finish."
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."
Editor's Choice - Whisky Advocate
"The folks at Angel’s Envy once again push the envelope with this 95% rye whiskey finished in Caribbean rum casks. Vibrant, spicy rye notes (cinnamon and mint) are tamed by rich maple syrup, graham cracker crust, nutty toffee, candy floss, subtle tropical fruit, and creamy vanilla. Warm, spicy, rummy finish. This is a mood whiskey—not one I would drink every day—but the flavors marry nicely and the sweetness tames this high-testosterone rye whiskey. Bonus points for uniqueness." (90 Points)
Best Finished American Whiskeys - Breaking Bourbon
"A unique, premium quality experience in barrel finished whiskey. The whisky is aged for up to 18 months in Caribbean XO rum casks that served as Cognac casks before that. It’s blended twice in batches of 8 to 12 barrels, first blended and put into the rum casks then blended again to help to maintain consistency. The end result highlights the sweetness from the dominating rum cask finish. A trace amount of rye spice is present, but much less so than what would be expected from a 95% rye mashbill. Because of this, it’s easy to sip. If whiskey could be a dessert, this would be it."