mjkinsell says on December 11, 2020
My favorite whisky. Smooth minimal burn. I don't know about the cat clark but I sure love it!
|Whisky||Angel’s Envy Bourbon|
My favorite whisky. Smooth minimal burn. I don't know about the cat clark but I sure love it!
Nose: vanilla, cherry, sherry note
Palate: vanilla, butterscotch, sherry finish
Finish: short to medium finish, sweet sherry finish
Good bourbon, but I’ve had it in a decanter from a friend for a bit so some of the qualities have dulled. Decent bourbon, but not at the top of my list.
A good bourbon base with a nice sherry finish. Very good as far as bourbons go.
Vanilla, cherry, spice, slight pickle, with an Oaky and dry Port finish. Very enjoyable!
This review is for Batch 70-Z which I've had in my bunker since July 2019, but it was in the Idaho State Liquor Division's warehouse prior to that. I will update my review when a bottle from a new batch is opened.
Angel's Envy Batch 70-Z is bourbon and wine on the nose, in the mouth and at the finish which is to be expected from a port barrel finished bourbon. It is a fresh and clean juice and this batch well balanced. Still I expected a bit more from a bottle at this price point.
ANGEL'S ENVY BATCH 70-Z VITAL STATS:
Category: Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Finished in Port Barrels, then hand blended in batches of 8 to 12 barrels at a time.
Region: Louisville, KY, USA
Distillery: Angel's Envy Distillery
Mash Bill: 72% corn, 18% rye, 10% malted barley
Barrel Char: #3
Barrel entry proof: 125
ABV: 43.3% (96.6 Proof)
Batch #: 70 Z
Bottle #: 4110
Price: $49.95 USD
For the evaluation, I shared the juice neat from Glencairn glasses with my daughter and fellow WhiskySuggest reviewer Hannah009.
Check out her review for this whiskey elsewhere on the app!
The rating below is similar to my reviews of Baker's Bourbon Batch B-90-001, Col. E.H. Taylor Single Barrel, Dry Fly Straight Wheat Whiskey, Elijah Craig Barrel Proof A119, Henry McKenna Single Barrel, Knob Creek 09 yr Small Batch, Larceny Kentucky Bourbon, Maker's Mark, Willet Pot Still Reserve, Wyoming Whiskey Small Batch, and Yellowstone Select.
I picked up a blast of corn on the first waft from the Glencairn from this batch of Angel's Envy. On the second and subsequent nosings, the draws were dry, with a faint burn and they were full of bourbon and wine. The dusty corn wains but never truly drifts away as scents of fresh citrus - orange rind, Marachino cherries and dark stone fruit come forward. Its spices present as well mixed allspice and rye. The sweetness is more candy-like than sugary: vanilla taffy and candy corn with a faint hint of orange blossom honey in the mix for good measure. This bottle is simple and gentle with hints of faint leather and a trace of walnuts peeking into hazy, toasted light oak. It is fresh and clean on the nose.
There is a quick burn then warmth as the juice is first sipped. Bourbon and wine are at the forefront as grassiness and green vegetables (maybe Brussel sprouts???) come forward. The citrus detected on the nose enters the mouth as orange marmalade. There are also fruits of fig and current. The juice is full of cloves, ginger, pepper, rye, and loads of warm Christmas spices. Any trace of sweetness detected on the nose is gone and is replaced with nice earthy old leather, and bitter walnuts and there is plenty of woody, smokey-sweet char and seasoned old oak.
Balance, Body, Feel and Look:
This batch of Angel's Envy is balanced and well blended, viscous and oily in the mouth and thoroughly pleasant to sip. In the Glencairn, droplets cling then return in long slow dropping legs to the light mahogany pool.
Angel's Envy finishes with medium length and gives the throat a nice warm tickle. As on the nose and in the mouth there are traces of bourbon and wine (its port influence) which mix with a trace of green vegetables and faint citrus. Its spices of cloves and rye are greatly diminished and a faint burnt sugar sweetness returns. As the dram is drawn down, earthy old leather, hazy barrel char and seasoned old oak waft from the empty Glencairn.
Sweet, vanilla, honey, gentle bite, excellent for sipping or mixing
Now things are getting interesting..... Great bourbon flavors with dark fruit notes. Excellent finish.
Didn't get much from the nose, otherwise would've rated this higher. Mouthfeel was silky, yet creamy. Taste profile was dominated by spice and caramel. The finish saw a nice peak before fading slowly leaving more notes if spice behind.
dark fruit on the nose, sweet flavor up front like plum or fig. a little spice next
A very interesting take on Kentucky bourbon and delicious as well. All the classic flavors of a bourbon intermingled with the richness of a port wine
Wispy honey and wine
Light fruit, creamy, butter, toffee
Slightly tangy and fruity
The Best Bourbon I have tried. Very smooth and rounded out
Candied Cherries, Icing sugar, Vanilla and a little spice dusting. After time in the glass, the oak comes through
Sweet vanilla, Cherries and other forest fruits. Strong oak and a buttery shortcrust pastry. Then there is that typical bourbon spike with the charred oak.
Very wood and tingle all over. finally a nice cherry and vanilla and spice finish. like a cherry pie
Delicious sweet tasting with a bit of spice.
smooth, creamy, vanilla and maple syrup, slight bite and bitter chocolate. Leaves me wanting another.
I'm digging the port on this otherwise pretty standard bourbon.
Smooth, sweet, reminiscent of dessert wines. Good sipper.
mild, excellent mouthfeel, rich, caramel, smooth.
Came highly recommended and I had a hard time finding a bottle locally. I get a good amount of port on the nose but not as much with a tasting. I do get some port but also spiciness and rye with caramel and slight vanilla. Nice easy sipping bourbon, glad to finally get to try it.
Velvet, mild bourbon, sweet and tasty
Nice color and smell. Smooth then bite at the end.
Super tasty. Have only had one glass on the rocks, so would like to revisit this to confirm my rating.
Wow, haven't had anyone try this whiskey and not like it. The subtle oak, vanilla, and caramel tones leave a very pleasant flavor and aroma. Very easy to drink and surprisingly affordable. One of my all time favorites.
FUN TIP: buy a Toblerone, eat one piece, take a drink, repeat.
cherry cordials, vanilla, oak, almonds, port.
cherry, chocolate, vanilla, oak, light toasted almond and buttered toast.
long, lovely and inviting
Easy drinker, really like the port flavors coming through to complement. chocolate, caramel, dark over ripe fruits.
Beautiful, complex bourbon with a nice hint of wine.
Cereal grains, red wine, toasted oak
Red wine, red berries, grain, oak
good tasting not easy to drink for a beginner
Wonderful, easy drinking bourbon
Cherries, vanilla, brown sugar
A worthy addition. Nice, smooth, well rounded. Almost quaffable (which is both great and dangerous).
Rich, pleasant, faintly fruity. Maple syrup.
Faint fruit, some maple and caramel. Smooth.
A bit of spice.
Very easy drinking. Sweet and very smooth. Good choice for newer Bourbon drinkers.
Honey and port
Very sweet, light alcohol
My favorite bourbon
absolutely amazing bourbon. I would definitely buy this again and love the subtle, fruit flavours throughout the drink. very rich and earns all the praise I've heard
smooth drinker for a Bourbon. with an ice cube and a cigar.
I get alot of the Port on the nose but more spice as I tasted it. It got smoother and sweeter as it opened up.
Just started drinking bourbon and this is one of my first purchases. Incredibly smooth. Great port finish. Sweet easy drink. No problem drinking neat.
smooth and slightly sweet
A very easy drinking, sweet bourbon.
This is great on the rocks. Smooth as silk. One of my favorites.
This is a must try Bourbon. Very smooth and sweet with a nice distinct port scent on the nose. The palate is rounded out with port, nuts and cherries. Really enjoyed this pour!
One of my favorites
As sweet, light, and inviting as a bourbon can get. I love my peat but this was an absolute delight. The American version of Writers Tears with less bite!
Sweet and warm. Rye and acetone on the nose. Tingly finish. Delicious medium-afficionado burboun.
smooth with vanilla and caramel finish
vanilla and caramel
smooth low burn
This Whiskey is amazing to me. definitely one of my favorites as it's like a desert. The Port adds a very pleasant character.
easy going, smooth and taste with mild to moderate complexity. easy on the palate
solid end of the night
Solid, smooth and consistent.
One of my go to's. smooth finish with a small kick.
My favorite bourbon. Mild nose. Starts smooth and then takes you for quite a ride. Not hot at all.
Great sipper for the price.
Best neat or with a small cube
nice flavor unique in wine barrel
Did not enjoy this pour. I'm coming of a rough weekend of drinking so maybe I need to try it again later but it's hot, woody, and not smooth. Bit of caramel and vanilla on the nose
Vanilla, woody caramel
Woody, boozy, hot, not smooth
Smooth with just a hint of spice.
Flavor profile is on point... Always a great bourbon to have.
excellent sipper and worth $50
have not mixed
A lot of spices in this one. It had an interesting flavor profile, but not my cup of tea
Extremely smooth with notes of dark fruit, dark chocolate, and spices
one of the more complex bourbons I've had. easy to sip. great buy
strong dark cherry smell, hint of oak and spice along with vanilla and a sweet scent, smells like toffee to me
more dark cherry flavor, hints of oak and leather near the finish. toffee flavor coming through more
oak and leather finish with mild spice
good whiskey, nice and light and friendly. hints of cinnamon, plums, and banana. the port finish gives a nice sweetness that diminishes any form of burn or astringency. not worth the price though. in my opinion, it's a $30 bottle priced between 45-50.
Nice burn after swallowing.
My favorite bourbon so far of the 10 or so I've tried to-date. So smooth but excellent flavor.
very good dessert whiskey
one of my favorites
good Smooth taste with subtle flavors
all I can smell in it is bananas
Nose like fruity, banana bourbon. Curving, rounded flavor that wraps around the tip of the tongue and then hits a burn at the roof of the mouth.
Smooth and robust with woody notes.
Hint of smoke
Candy sweetness to it. Vanilla, carmel cotton candy.
Quite bitter, and spicy for my taste, not nearly as "Smooth" as other reviews have claimed. Left a bitter aftertaste, that lingered.....
slightly hot and bitter, smells of apples
smooth and tasty. it's heaven in a bottle.
A bit lighter with less body than the others but smooth and tasty. Not sure if it's worth the higher price though.
Vanilla, caramel and raisins. Could almost wear it as a cologne.
Very light and sweet. Get the port flavors
Big cherry hit. Hard to believe it's not flavored. Great.
Not much burn at all. Lots of notes to be had with lingering sips. Clean finish.
good. different flavor. too expensive
One of the holy grails of Bourbons
rye and corn
Beautiful rye notes coming through along with a bit of sourness. Very complex flavours but still very friendly.
Red berries, rye and a mild very pleasent alcohol burn.
love this on the rocks
Smooth but lacks character. Too simple in the pallet.
Great bourbon for the price. My go to for everyday drinking.
Very smooth, whiskey burn up front then soft caramel, leather, and port notes to finish. Best sipping bourbon I think I've tasted to date. Not for mixing.
Fragrant, fruit, caramel, leather, slight vanilla.
Smooth texture, burn up front then soft finish with port notes.
Very smooth. Subtle notes of fruit and leather, with a soft touch of Ruby port.
Tastes great, very smooth
Warm taste, no burn, short bite if any at all
Great to just sip. A shame to mix this. love the port finish
a hint of honey and vanilla
starts sharp and then mellows
as it goes down the slight port taste is excellent.
Nose smells fruity. I swear I smell pears. flavor is just a great and rich . amazing!!
One of my very favorites and my wife, who hates bourbon, loves it in mint juleps.
Easily favourite bourbon... best I've ever tasted without a doubt.
Too sweet for my tastes. Others the house love it.
A new favorite of mine. It took me awhile to buy a bottle because I wasn't sure about the portwine finish. I am glad I finally bought a bottle. Beautiful nose and the taste is excellent. Highly recommended
this is my favorite bourbon, for everyday or for special occasions
Top of the line. Top shelf price to
the best i have ever
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