For the past few years, Angel's Envy has released their annual limited edition cask strength bourbon. From the outside, they have been some of the best looking boxed bourbons to date. As for what's in the bottle, that has been a different story. With their first release in 2013, they made waves with the introduction of the cask proof expression. In fact, I believe they helped contributed to the barrel proof and cask proof frenzy that you now see today. Last year, many reviews were not too kind. I, on the other hand, felt they still made a great product, but for the price point and rarity, it was hard to swallow. This year is no different. The price point is still around $170, but expect to pay closer to $200. Being released in 16 states and a total of 7,500 bottle, unless your at the store when they place it on the shelve or in the glass case, you wont get one.
Being fortunate to sample this years juice, I found that didn't disappoint. At 127.9-proof and 63.95% alcohol by volume, it carried a remarkable rich flavor that tickled your taste buds begging for more. Sipping the cask neat and with a drop of water didn't change much of the complexity. I would suggest drinking it per your own preference. Just don't do anything crazy.
I recommend this years cask strength, if you can nab it. It carries a hefty price tag but at 127.9, I think you will make this great bottle last a while.
The color carries a darker tan of amber.
Amazing noise. Smells of honey sickle, caramel, and vanilla.
Dry with strong oak and a heavy finish.
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