First, notice the crystal clear quality with a rich, reddish amber color. Next, youíll smell the aromas of citrus, caramel candy, maple sugar, vanilla oak, hazelnut, spice, and sherry wood. Finally, taste sweet rum sherry wood and soft oak with a finish thatís both sweet and dry, as well as quick and easy.
As malcontents, weíre particular about our whiskey. When we decided to distill a rye, we approached it with the same painstaking attention to detail that we give every micro-batch of our bourbon, insisting on the highest quality. We can be a handful to work with, but the extra effort keeps paying off. Angelís Envy Rye is genuinely special and worthy of Lincoln Hendersonís legacy.
Lincoln had been considering a rum cask finish, and the taste profile of our rye whiskey was a perfect fit. After sampling over 100 rums to find the right flavor to compliment our rye, the teamís decision was unanimous. Our vintage barrels began as small-batch French cognac barrels, which were then used to age and finish Plantation XO Rum. Angelís Envy Rye Whiskey spends up to 18 months finishing in these Franco 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 in an incomparably smooth and drinkable rye, even at 100 proof.