Angel’s Envy has unveiled its 2020 Cask Strength Kentucky Bourbon. For the first time, the limited edition annual expression from the Louisville distillery will be available in all 50 U.S. states.
Coming in at 60.2% ABV, the Angel’s Envy 2020 Cask Strength Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished In Port Barrels represents the ninth edition of the annual offering. The tradition began in 2012, when “Wes Henderson, along with his father, the late Master Distiller Lincoln Henderson, and his eldest son Kyle Henderson, first selected a handful of exceptional barrels to put through the extended finishing process in Portuguese port wine casks. The tradition has been carried forward by Wes and his sons each year since.”
On the nose, the Whiskey features “notes of apricot and plums, baking spices, brown sugar, vanilla, oak and leather. Bing cherry is heavy on the nose and carries through to the taste,” according to the distillery. On the palate, “juicy Bing cherries shine through, along with notes of salted chocolate, orange peel and some cedar.” The finish is described as “tannic” and “complemented by citrus,” as apparently “is not bitter or too drying and lingers at the back of the mouth.”
“My boys and I look forward to working together to release our Cask Strength whiskey to bookend each year – it’s our family tradition that lets us both reflect on and celebrate our growth,”said Wes, Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Angel’s Envy. “Many of our fans have made it their own tradition to hunt down and collect our annual Cask Strength release, or give it as a special gift over the holidays, so we’re especially excited that folks in all 50 states will get the opportunity to track down one of 2020’s special bottles.”
Only 17,500 bottles of the Angel’s Envy 2020 Cask Strength Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey will be made available. They will be priced at around $200 per 750ml bottle and are set to hit shelves across the United States on November 1.