Angel’s Envy, a Louisville-based craft distiller is known for its American Whiskey expression and from various offerings, one of them is Cellar Collection, a special release program to honor the late Lincoln Henderson’s pioneering and innovative spirit. The latest release is their Angel’s Envy Rye Whiskey finished in Ice Cider Casks. It is touted as a limited edition and it is the brand’s new finished rye since 2013. A complex combination of spice, sweet and crisp notes is what deems this as heaven, the whiskey is so special because of the concept of Ice Cider Casks infusion.
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Angel’s Envy created this first-of-its-kind release by finishing seven-year-old, 95% rye whiskey for 364 days in ice cider casks from Vermont-based Eden Specialty Ciders. The ABV of this whiskey is 53.5% and it is available in a 750ml bottle edition, suggested retail price is the US $249.99, which may vary by market. On the nose, aroma hinting a mixture of caramel candy apple and toasted oak with faint notes of nuttiness and cinnamon. The palate features bold and starts with a peppery notion combined with cinnamon and these notes are accompanied by vanilla, ripe apple, toffee, and butterscotch. The finish is long and transitions from spicy to sweet, with notes of brown sugar and apple with hints of earthiness and oak.
What Are Ice Cider Casks?
Ice Cider is a dessert-style cider produced primarily in the northern US & Canada. The whiskey is finished in French oak casks but later on, these same oak barrels are used by Eden Specialty Ciders to create an ice cider from tart, late-season Northern Spy apples that had been naturally cold-concentrated in Vermont before partial fermentation and aging. Inspired by the unique, climate-driven elements of ice cider production, Angel’s Envy packed this Rye whiskey in a frosted glass bottle and commemorative gift box.
The limited-edition launch consists of 6,000 bottles only and it will be available for purchase starting February 25 at select retailers in NY, CA, FL, TN, IL, TX, and KY, as well as at ANGEL’s ENVY’s downtown Louisville distillery. Starting from today, ANGEL’s ENVY 500 main members get a chance to grab the bottle ahead of the public sale. There are a total of 500 bottles reserved for the main pre-sale lottery.
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