First, notice the crystal clear quality with a rich, reddish amber color. Next, you'll smell the aromas of citrus, caramel candy, maple sugar, vanilla oak, hazelnut, spice, and sherry wood. Finally, taste sweet rum sherry wood and soft oak with a finish that's both sweet and dry, as well as quick and easy.
Other 90 points - The folks at Angelâs Envy once again push the envelope with this 95% rye whiskey finished in Caribbean rum casks. Vibrant, spicy rye notes (cinnamon and mint) are tamed by rich maple syrup, graham cracker crust, nutty toffee, candy floss, subtle tropical fruit, and creamy vanilla. Warm, spicy, rummy finish. This is a mood whiskey-not one I would drink every day-but the flavors marry nicely and the sweetness tames this high-testosterone rye whiskey. Bonus points for uniqueness. Editorâs Choice (Summer 2013) Reviewed by: John Hansell.August/2013
As malcontents, weâre particular about our whiskey. When we decided to distill a rye, we approached it with the same painstaking attention to detail that we give every micro-batch of our bourbon, insisting on the highest quality. We can be a handful to work with, but the extra effort keeps paying off. Angelâs Envy Rye is genuinely special and worthy of Lincoln Hendersonâs legacy. Lincoln had been considering a rum cask finish, and the taste profile of our rye whiskey was a perfect fit. After sampling over 100 rums to find the right flavor to compliment our rye, the teamâs decision was unanimous. Our vintage barrels began as small-batch French cognac barrels, which were then used to age and finish Plantation XO Rum. Angelâs Envy Rye Whiskey spends up to 18 months finishing in these Franco Caribbean rum casks, resulting in an immensely complex whiskey. The mingling of raw, spicy and earthy rye with the mellow sweetness of rum finishing creates in an incomparably smooth and drinkable rye, even at 100 proof.