LouisvilleKY’s Angel’s Envy announces new release

Only 12,000 bottles available in select markets

ANGEL’S ENVY Cask Strength Bourbon Finished in Port Barrels, first introduced in 2012, was declared “best spirit in the world” by F. Paul Pacult in his 2013 Spirit Journal and given a five-star ranking in the 2015 Spirit Journal

LOUISVILLE, Ky.,  /PRNewswire/ — Louisville Distilling Company, the Louisville-based craft distiller that produces small batch, finished whiskeys, including the highly-celebrated ANGEL’S ENVY Kentucky Straight Bourbon Finished in Port Wine Barrels, has announced the limited-edition release of ANGEL’S ENVY Cask Strength Bourbon Finished in Port Barrels. This year’s expression is now available in select markets: AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, NJ, NV, NH, NY, OH, OR, PA, TN, TX, WA and Washington D.C.

Each year, ANGEL’S ENVY carefully selects barrels exceptional enough for the lengthy finishing process used to create ANGEL’S ENVY Cask Strength Bourbon Finished in Port Barrels. ANGEL’S ENVY starts as a premium bourbon of uncompromising quality, aged up to seven years for the perfect level of richness and maturity. The hand-selected barrels are then blended and undergo a lengthy finishing process in Portuguese port wine casks.

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“We started this tradition with our first Cask Strength release in 2012 and are proud of this year’s bourbon-forward release,” said Wes Henderson, Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of ANGEL’S ENVY. “Every 100 barrels or so, we find one that truly stands out. We’re always looking for those special barrels to put through our extended finishing process.”

ANGEL’S ENVY Cask Strength Bourbon Finished in Port Barrels Tasting Notes
Aroma: Banana and honey, light burnt wood
Taste: Caramel, sweet raisins, cola, herbal notes
Finish: Dark chocolate, heavy toasted oak, fresh figs
Look: Golden Ruby

Journalist, critic and spirits consultant F. Paul Pacult declared the 2012 ANGEL’S ENVY Cask Strength Bourbon Finished in Port Barrels “best spirit in the world” in his 2013 Spirit Journal. In his review, Pacult awarded the expression five stars—his highest recommendation—noting, “this masterpiece deserves a sixth rating star.” The 2015 expression was also awarded five stars by Pacult in the 2016 Spirit JournalAnthony Dias Bluefeatured the 2017 ANGEL’S ENVY Cask Strength Bourbon Finished in Port Barrels in Blue Lifestyle, giving it a score of 96 out of 100.

The suggested retail price for a 750ml bottle, which may vary by market, is $199.99. Each year, the proof varies based on the barrels selected. The 2018 release is 124-proof, or 62% ABV, so you may consider sipping ANGEL’S ENVY Cask Strength Bourbon Finished in Port Barrels with a dash of water to release some of its flavor nuances.


ANGEL’S ENVY is the culmination of the late Master Distiller Lincoln Henderson’s storied, 40 year career, which he spent crafting some of the finest whiskeys in the world. One of the original pioneers of premium bourbons and whiskeys, Lincoln wasn’t content to rest on his laurels after he had made a name for himself. Driven by a craftsman’s desire to improve upon his life’s work, Lincoln came out of retirement to create a whiskey masterpiece on his own terms— ANGEL’S ENVY. In addition to the flagship Kentucky Straight Bourbon Finished in Port Barrels, the company offers ANGEL’S ENVY Rye Finished in Rum Barrels and ANGEL’S ENVY Cask Strength Bourbon Finished in Port Barrels. Each expression exhibits a passion for experimenting outside of the conventional, producing unique whiskey steeped in tradition, but with an unexpected finish.

Louisville Distilling Company opened its new distillery and brand home in 2016. Located at 500 East Main Street, the distillery is the first full-production whiskey distillery in downtown Louisville. The distillery houses all operations from the milling of grains to blending and bottling on site. The gift shop and The Finishing Room tasting experience add to the distillery tour, offering guests a uniquely personal experience in Louisville and the Bourbon Trail.

For more information, please visit us at www.angelsenvy.com, or on:
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©2018. ANGEL’S ENVY is a registered trademark. Bottled by Louisville Distilling Company, Louisville, KY. ANGEL’S ENVY Cask Strength Bourbon Finished in Port Barrels – 62% Alc. By Vol.