When Lincoln Henderson decided to make a rye, he took an unconventional approach. As a malcontent, itís just his nature. He began traditionally enough, insisting upon the perfect taste profile at 95% rye. Even the water has to be right. Then, where other ryes would have stopped, he chose to finish.
Lincoln decided that a rum finish would provide the perfect complement to an already exceptional rye. He chose rum barrels that had previously been used to age French cognac. Long story short, the barrels are vintage and very well travelled. Angel's Envy Rye is finished for up to 18 months in these Franco Caribbean casks, resulting in a rare and immensely complex, but incredibly drinkable whiskey, even at 100 proof. With only 2,500 9-liter cases at launch, Angelís Envy Rum Finished Rye is an extremely small batch release.
First, notice the crystal clear quality with a rich reddish amber color. You smell citrus, caramel candy, maple sugar, vanilla oak, hazelnut, spice and sherry wood. Youíll taste sweet rum sherry wood and soft oak with a finish thatís both sweet and dry as well as quick and easy.
"Angel's Envy Rye ó In a Word ... Wow!"-Chris Chamberlain, Nashville Scene
"The finish goes on and on, replaying the past and bringing in new flavors like hazelnut, sherry and oak. When it finally closes up, that promise of maple sugar first experienced on the nose plays out."-Jack Bettridge, Cigar Aficianado Magazine
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