Angel's Envy Breaks the Mold with Its First Bourbon Without a Cask Finish

Angel's Envy breaks new ground with its first bourbon without a cask finish, releasing a bottled-in-bond whiskey that's sure to delight whiskey enthusiasts.
Angel's Envy Breaks the Mold with Its First Bourbon Without a Cask Finish
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Angel’s Envy Breaks the Mold with Its First Bourbon Without a Cask Finish

Angel’s Envy, a Kentucky distillery, is renowned for its expertise in finishing its bourbon in port casks for a secondary maturation period after initially aging it in new charred oak barrels. However, the latest release marks a departure from this tradition, as it skips the cask finishing treatment altogether and is instead bottled-in-bond.

The core Angel’s Envy bourbon is aged for four to six years and then finished in port barrels for up to six months before being bottled at 86.6 proof. This process imbues the whiskey with defining notes of dried fruit, fresh berries, and spice. In contrast, the new Cask Strength Bottled in Bond was aged for almost six years and bottled at 100 proof, adhering to the rules for a bottled-in-bond whiskey, which state that it must be at least four years old, exactly 100 proof, and the product of one distillery and one distilling season.

Bourbon barrels at a Kentucky distillery

This new release is a significant departure from Angel’s Envy’s signature style, and whiskey enthusiasts are eager to experience the difference. With its higher proof and lack of cask finishing, the Cask Strength Bottled in Bond is poised to offer a bold, unadulterated whiskey experience.

Whiskey tasting at a distillery

The bottled-in-bond designation is a mark of quality and authenticity, ensuring that the whiskey meets specific standards of production and aging. Angel’s Envy’s decision to release a bottled-in-bond whiskey without cask finishing is a testament to the distillery’s commitment to innovation and experimentation.

Angel’s Envy bottle

As whiskey connoisseurs, we’re excited to explore this new expression from Angel’s Envy and discover the unique characteristics that set it apart from its cask-finished counterparts. With its bold flavor profile and bottled-in-bond credentials, this whiskey is sure to delight even the most discerning palates.

Whiskey and glass

In conclusion, Angel’s Envy’s latest release is a bold step forward for the distillery, offering a fresh perspective on their signature style. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for this innovative Kentucky distillery.