Angel’s Envy Bourbon

American Whiskey Review #33: Angel’s Envy Bourbon

Distillery: Angel’s Envy

Region: Kentucky

Price: $14 for a pour at Sullivan’s in Omaha, NE.

ABV: 43.3%

Age: NAS

Color: 1.4, Tawny.

Nose: On the sweet side of things. There’s a lot of caramel and butterscotch with a bit of port coming in behind them.

Palate: Unlike the nose, it’s more spicy than anything else. There’s a lot of oak spice along with the rye baking spices. Cinnamon and nutmeg stand out quite a bit. There’s a little bit of mixed red fruit (I kind thought dried cranberries at one point) with a bit of caramel.

Finish: Medium to long in length. Some butterscotch is here before you get a very oaky, dry finish.

Conclusion: I’ve come to really appreciate port-finished whiskies. There’s just something about the combination that works for me so I was excited to try this. The nose was really promising but the deep, fruity notes you expect from port just didn’t come through enough for me. Turns out, this is just an okay bourbon with very little of the port influence showing through at all. Would I buy a bottle? Probably not.

Final Score: 74.

American Whiskey Review #33, Bourbon Review #27, Whisky Network Review #226

Scoring Legend:

  • 96-100: The perfect dram, nectar of the gods.
  • 90-95: Near perfect, there is something truly special about this whisky.
  • 85-89: Amazing, will always try to keep a bottle of this in my collection (if feasible).
  • 80-84: Very Good, maybe only one minor nitpick about the whisky keeping it here.
  • 75-79: Good, quite enjoyable to drink.
  • 70-74: Solid, wouldn’t go out of my way to get it.
  • 60-69: Meh, still drinkable.
  • Below 59: If you have a bottle of this, start cooking with it instead.

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