The 2020 release of Angel's Envy Cask Strength comes in a phenomenal wood display box. With this being a fresh bottle crack, and me wanting to simply sit and savor this pour a little bit tonight, I am going to keep this to a shorter 'flash' review. I will be revisiting this soon once I get to know the bottle a little more. I'm also looking forward to sharing this with some company soon!
Company on Label: Louisville Spirits Group
Whiskey Type: Finished Bourbon
Mash Bill Percentages: 72% Corn, 18% Rye, 10% Malted Barley
Age: NAS (supposedly up to 7 years)
Further identification: Batch No C9, Bottle No 7043
Nose: Definitively some fantastic port wine casks were selected for this, as the rich finish is present and powerful from the get go. Buttery smooth fruit mix well with a dusty old oak aroma. Some tropical fruit hide out in the corners. Bright white flour and a rich malty plum swirl through the glass. The sharp sting of some cinnamon stick can be wrestled with on deep inhales. Leather. Post sip there is touches of funky malt behind all the fruit sweetness. There's something like a mincemeat pie also here that is very strange, but really enjoyable for me with Fall starting to really show up here.
Palate: Oh wow. Incredibly rich first sip. Vanilla forward at the very start, then molasses, raisin and dark, tannic cherry flavors take over. There is quite the bite to having this as a first sip of the day. Another sip has a similar experience with a flash of smooth vanilla at the start and then a wave of fruit that coat the mouth heavily. The finish is on the shorter side with smaller sips, but the intensity of the flavors is very high. Overall intensely sweet. I feel like this could really give Midwinter Night's Dram a run for its money! Very tasty.