In the realm of premium whiskeys, where exclusivity and craftsmanship converge, Angel's Envy, the distinguished Louisville-based distiller, has unveiled a rare treasure for enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike. The Cellar Collection Series Volumes 1-3, a carefully curated set of three 375ml bottles, marks the re-release of the highly acclaimed Cellar Collection—a testament to Angel's Envy's commitment to pushing the boundaries of whiskey traditions and providing aficionados with a distinctive tasting experience.
Exclusive and elusive, the Cellar Collection Series Volumes 1-3 represents a fusion of Angel's Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbons with the distinctive nuances of fortified wine casks. The trilogy includes Angel's Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Oloroso Sherry Casks, Angel's Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Tawny Port Wine Barrels, and Angel's Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Madeira Casks. Encased in volumes one through three, the packaging exudes sophistication with a new metallic design exclusive to the Cellar Collection.
With only 8,000 units available, the rarity of the Cellar Collection Series reflects the exclusivity of the exquisite liquids within. Master Distiller Owen Martin emphasizes the unique opportunity this series provides, stating, "The Cellar Collection Series is a second chance to savor them for the first time."
Each expression within the Cellar Collection Series offers a journey of flavors, inviting enthusiasts to savor the nuanced profiles. The recommended chronological sipping order enhances the tasting experience:
Angel's Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Oloroso Sherry Casks (100-proof; 50% ABV): Featuring a sweet nose with hints of raisin and hazelnut, this bourbon boasts an oak-forward palate, dryness from the sherry, and a lingering floral finish.
Angel's Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Tawny Port Wine Barrels (111.6-proof; 55.8% ABV): With a nose of dry fruit and oak, this bourbon unfolds with black pepper, toasted nuts, cinnamon spice, and a finish reminiscent of dried fruit dipped in dark chocolate.
Angel's Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Madeira Casks (100-proof; 50% ABV): Caramelized banana, brown sugar, raisins, almonds, and faint cherry notes define the nose, leading to a rich palate of toasted oak, grass, smoke, leather, chocolate, and dried cherries, culminating in a satisfying finish.
Cellar Collection Series Volumes 1-3 is now available in limited quantities across the U.S. at a suggested retail price of $399.99. The release can be purchased at select retailers or directly from the Angel's Envy distillery in downtown Louisville, starting on February 1, 2024. For enthusiasts seeking an opportunity to secure this rare collection, a lottery will be open from January 18, 2024, at 9 a.m. to January 20, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. More information and purchasing details are available on the official Angel's Envy website and social media channels.
As the Cellar Collection Series Volumes 1-3 graces the shelves, Angel's Envy invites whiskey enthusiasts to embark on a sensory journey, celebrating the artistry of cask-finished bourbon. With its limited availability and rich, diverse flavors, this exclusive release promises to captivate the palates of discerning whiskey connoisseurs, making it a coveted addition to any collection.
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About Angel's Envy
Angel's Envy is a premium bourbon whiskey brand that has gained acclaim for its unique approach to crafting and finishing bourbon. Established by the Henderson family, with patriarch Lincoln Henderson at the helm, the distillery is located in Louisville, Kentucky. What sets Angel's Envy apart is its distinctive aging process, which includes a secondary finishing step not commonly found in traditional bourbon production.
The bourbon starts with a classic blend of corn, rye, and malted barley, but what makes Angel's Envy stand out is the finishing process in port wine barrels. After the initial aging in new American oak barrels, the whiskey is transferred to ruby port wine casks for an additional period. This secondary aging imparts a layer of complexity and a unique flavor profile, adding notes of dried fruit, wine sweetness, and subtle spice to the final product.
Angel's Envy has gained a strong reputation for its commitment to quality and innovation. The brand is known for its small-batch approach, ensuring attention to detail and a focus on craftsmanship. The distinctive bottle design, featuring angel's wings, reflects the brand's heavenly influence, paying homage to the late Lincoln Henderson's desire to create a whiskey that would be "the envy of the angels" for taking their share during the aging process.
The portfolio of Angel's Envy includes a variety of expressions, such as the flagship Angel's Envy Bourbon, Angel's Envy Rye, and occasional special releases. The brand has garnered numerous awards and accolades within the whiskey industry, solidifying its position as a respected player in the premium bourbon market. Whether enjoyed neat or in cocktails, Angel's Envy offers a unique and memorable drinking experience for bourbon enthusiasts seeking something beyond the ordinary.