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sku
04-25-2010, 16:35
This is a new Bourbon apparently set to be launched this fall by Lincoln Henderson. It has a Facebook page with a bottle shot. Anyone know any details such as where it was distilled, etc.?

bourbonv
04-26-2010, 06:09
Wes Henderson and some investors are getting ready to open a micro-distillery on Main Street. In the long run, that is where the bourbon will come from. Lincoln Henderson will be the Master Distiller.

Mike Veach

conecuhridge
04-26-2010, 06:56
Bourbon Friends,

I am pleased to confirm the rumors about Angel's Envy Bourbon, and before taking any additional detailed information to the public, it is important for me to come before this group and provide some details, as we are prepared to release them...

These are exciting times as Lincoln returns to his Kentucky Bourbon roots. The first expresssion, produced on our behalf, will be available in September for national distribution, but our approach is to take it slow, and let the bourbon speak for itself. And we think it will.

We have narrowed our location to 2 potential sites, and are making final decisions on our distillation equipment. The current plan is to incorporate potstills and continuous distillation into our process, allowing us to maintain an artisanal capability (Dad wants to try a whole bunch of things) and still have the ability to maintain production demands. Production at our facility is expected to begin in September of 2010.

Details are forthcoming, and I look forward to a private advanced tasting with my friends here....

Bottle photos are available on Facebook at Angel's Envy Bourbon. Check it out and become a fan. Will try to post them here, when possible.

Cheers!

Wes Henderson

Josh
04-26-2010, 14:57
I'm looking forward to trying it, Wes. It'll be great to have a micro-distillery run by such a whiskey legend. Thanks for the information and please continue to keep us informed!

craigthom
04-26-2010, 16:13
Me, too. East Main or Market would be a great place for this, what with the BBC brewery already there and all that arty stuff springing up.

pepcycle
04-26-2010, 17:51
The Bourbon Trail needs to exhibit its manifest destiny and head beyond the Golden Triangle, Frankfort, Louisville, Bardstown.
Let's get this distillery over to Lexington or even better, Bourbon County!!!
There might be space to sublet from Toyota in Georgetown.

nblair
04-26-2010, 21:03
I just checked out the bottle on Facebook, looks very cool. I hope the distillery opens on Main Street like Mike said. I want 'Whiskey Row' reinstated. Also, with the new UofL arena opening up next year, anything nearby will have thousands of potential customers walking past frequently. Good luck to the Henderson's. I'll definitely pick up a bottle.

nor02lei
04-26-2010, 23:40
The first expresssion, produced on our behalf, will be available in September for national distribution, but our approach is to take it slow, and let the bourbon speak for itself. And we think it will.
Wes Henderson

Ok Wes, what is the source of this product?

Leif

craigthom
04-26-2010, 23:42
I think you mean the KFC Yum! Center (http://www.yum.com/company/pressreleases/041910.asp).

I think real state in that part of West Main is pretty expensive. There may be something further west, like out by the museums, but I think the East Main, even just a few blocks east of the KFC Yum! Center, is a better bet.


I just checked out the bottle on Facebook, looks very cool. I hope the distillery opens on Main Street like Mike said. I want 'Whiskey Row' reinstated. Also, with the new UofL arena opening up next year, anything nearby will have thousands of potential customers walking past frequently. Good luck to the Henderson's. I'll definitely pick up a bottle.

shoshani
04-29-2010, 08:27
Ok Wes, what is the source of this product?

Leif

He may not be able to tell us. Sometimes these deals are bound by confidentiality agreements; however, I myself would surmise that the startup juice is probably Brown-Forman distillate from Early Times, distilled and aged before Mr. Henderson retired.

My only reason for speculating thus is because Lincoln Henderson is one of those distillers whose name is associated with a specific product's flavor and style. His name on the bottle almost silently screams the Old Forester mashbill, although the bottle design seems to suggest the lighter Woodford style flavor profile - especially at 90 proof.

Either way, this promises to be an outstanding bourbon. I get the impression that there will be some experimentation in the works, so we may see a whole range of mashbills, bottling proofs, finishes and whatnot.
I'm looking forward to this launch with 'bated breath.

nor02lei
04-30-2010, 04:39
He may not be able to tell us. Sometimes these deals are bound by confidentiality agreements; however, I myself would surmise that the startup juice is probably Brown-Forman distillate from Early Times, distilled and aged before Mr. Henderson retired.

My only reason for speculating thus is because Lincoln Henderson is one of those distillers whose name is associated with a specific product's flavor and style. His name on the bottle almost silently screams the Old Forester mashbill, although the bottle design seems to suggest the lighter Woodford style flavor profile - especially at 90 proof.

Either way, this promises to be an outstanding bourbon. I get the impression that there will be some experimentation in the works, so we may see a whole range of mashbills, bottling proofs, finishes and whatnot.
I'm looking forward to this launch with 'bated breath.

Well a whiskey from Brown Forman during the Henderson era sound interesting Michael. I still got 2 early (one is batch 1) Woodford from his era in the bunker and I do like those better than the current.
That said I still want to know the source for sure. I know that these deals are bound by confidentiality agreements sometimes, but there is also sometimes an ill wiliness in general to put out accurate information on the labels. A good example is BIB that has the dsp number on the label by law in USA, but not on export bottles.

Leif

Josh
04-30-2010, 04:54
Does B-F do a lot of bulk or contract work?

Assuming he's not just buying bulk whiskey and vatting it, I would think that BT's experiemental still would be the prime suspect, his B-F connections notwithstanding.

OscarV
04-30-2010, 05:11
Wasn't it mentioned earlier that the first year or so of releases will be what B-F uses as Early Times.

Josh
04-30-2010, 05:18
He may not be able to tell us. Sometimes these deals are bound by confidentiality agreements; however, I myself would surmise that the startup juice is probably Brown-Forman distillate from Early Times, distilled and aged before Mr. Henderson retired.

My only reason for speculating thus is because Lincoln Henderson is one of those distillers whose name is associated with a specific product's flavor and style. His name on the bottle almost silently screams the Old Forester mashbill, although the bottle design seems to suggest the lighter Woodford style flavor profile - especially at 90 proof.

That was Shoshani's theory, O.

OscarV
04-30-2010, 05:36
There are 3 possible places that it could have been distilled, Louisvillle, Versailles or Lynchburg, neither site does much for me.
Has the age of this bourbon been reported?

nblair
04-30-2010, 07:17
John Hansell posted a blurb about Angel's Envy on his blog as well. (http://www.whatdoesjohnknow.com/2010/04/29/coming-this-fall-angels-envy-bourbon/) Apparently they are going to finish SOME of the first expression in sherry and port casks.

I'm excited for the release. Especially because Wes says, "You will note that we have framed our release as the “First Expression” of Angel’s Envy. This is a very deliberate phrase we have chosen to put everyone on notice that we intend to exercise artistic license with this brand, within reasonable parameters. We believe that the true bourbon lover is able to embrace the nuances between “Expressions”, and believe that it is not necessary to shell out $80.00 a bottle for special releases, when we can do these things within the confines of our core brand."

Should be interesting.

shoshani
04-30-2010, 12:54
That was Shoshani's theory, O.

But I was thinking more Old Forester than Early Times. Confusing, because Early Times is the actual name of the distillery where both are produced, but Old Forester has far and away the mashbill most associated with Lincoln Henderson in the minds of drinkers who also read books about bourbon. :)

bourbonv
05-07-2010, 06:21
Lincoln announced at the ADI meeting that Brown-Forman announced that as of that day he is no longer "Distiller Emeritus" at Woodford Reserve. I can assure you that Brown-Forman did not know anything about his plans until they read about them in the paper. I know where the first whiskey came from but will not say because it was told in good faith I would not repeat it, but the point is it is whiskey Lincoln and Wes think is very good. I have confidence in Lincoln's taste in whiskey and that it will be good whiskey. I also suspect and actually hope, that the next expression comes from a different source altogether. I hope "Angel's Envy" touches on a lot of different flavor profiles before they get their own product in the bottle.

Mike Veach

conecuhridge
05-16-2010, 05:46
Mike is on the right track...entirely....

kickert
03-26-2011, 08:00
According to the Angel's Envy (http://www.angelsenvy.com/) website, this product is set to be released April 2011.

From what I have read, I don't think this will be an everyday pour, but I sure am excited to give it a try.

I hear there is a well produced video out there of an interview with Wes Henderson. Thought you all might find it interesting:

http://player.vimeo.com/video/21217573

conecuhridge
03-26-2011, 08:31
Friends,

Thought I would take a minute to bring up to speed on Angel's Envy...

We are set to hit the shelves in Kentucky by April 1st, followed the next week by Texas, Illinois and PA, depending on how many cases we can bottle per day.

This past week has been a real challenge as we are doing the final blends for bottling. We have opted not to chill filter in order to maintain as much integrity of the raw product as possible. Dad and I have been going back and forth (sometimes enthusiastically) about the small amount of carbon treatment we are using to prevent chill flock. In my test samples (my freezer is filled with them), I have yet to get any flock of our samples proof at 86.6, so I am an avocate of no carbon treatment. On the other hand, Lincoln insists that we do a small amount....so you can guess what we have done per the expert.

On the most recent blend, we used 2.5 oz of activated carbon per 100 proof gallons. We experienced a small loss of color, but the taste remained superior. The marketer in me says the darker the better, so Dad and I have compromised with 1 oz activated carbon per 100 proof gallons, which is very light treatment (Woodford uses 6 oz, I believe). At the end of the day, it is what it is, and we have something really cool no matter where we end up.

Will update more this next week as we blend and bottle, and will answer questions when I have time.

Cheers to all, and thanks for your kind support and encouragement.

Wes

kickert
03-26-2011, 08:43
Wes,

I can't express enough just how refreshing it is to read your comments here. It is great to see someone in the industry be so open about the intricate details that go into making sure the final product is the best it can be. Even when producers are open and honest, you very rarely hear them admit there was any discussion about how things could be done. Having gone through this process several times before, I know just how much time and thought goes into even the smallest details.

It is obvious this is a labor of love for you all, and I look forward to trying something I know you have put your heart and soul into. I wish you all the luck!

-bk

TomH
03-26-2011, 09:00
I would worry about the April 1 date being an April Fool joke, but since I'm going to get mine from Illinois I'm going to have to wait a few more days so it wouldn't matter.

I've been waiting for this release ever since tasting your product at NYC WhiskyFest. As a fan of finished scotches, it was great to taste bourbon that had a well integrated finish. Hopefully it will be at Binny's by WhiskyFest so I can finally get my hands on it.

Tom

conecuhridge
03-26-2011, 09:03
We have a launch event with Binny's on 4/13, so we will be in the stores by then.

Hope to see you at Whiskeyfest!

fricky
03-26-2011, 10:21
I am ecstatic that it will be available in Pennsylvania. I am also amazed. The PALCB is not known for getting and stocking good bourbon. I look forward to tasting it.

Virus_Of_Life
03-26-2011, 11:14
This past week has been a real challenge as we are doing the final blends for bottling. We have opted not to chill filter in order to maintain as much integrity of the raw product as possible. Dad and I have been going back and forth (sometimes enthusiastically) about the small amount of carbon treatment we are using to prevent chill flock. In my test samples (my freezer is filled with them), I have yet to get any flock of our samples proof at 86.6, so I am an avocate of no carbon treatment. On the other hand, Lincoln insists that we do a small amount....so you can guess what we have done per the expert.

On the most recent blend, we used 2.5 oz of activated carbon per 100 proof gallons. We experienced a small loss of color, but the taste remained superior. The marketer in me says the darker the better, so Dad and I have compromised with 1 oz activated carbon per 100 proof gallons, which is very light treatment (Woodford uses 6 oz, I believe). At the end of the day, it is what it is, and we have something really cool no matter where we end up.

Wes, I just want to confirm the flock issue is merely an aesthetic one correct? Wouldn't damage the whiskey in any way? If that is true, which I believe I had heard was, I wouldn't worry about it and would leave it as natural as possible. Either way I am looking forward to seeing the actual bottle and tasting the product.

Thanks for coming around and sharing your info with us!

T Comp
03-26-2011, 11:17
Wes,

I can't express enough just how refreshing it is to read your comments here. It is great to see someone in the industry be so open about the intricate details that go into making sure the final product is the best it can be. Even when producers are open and honest, you very rarely hear them admit there was any discussion about how things could be done. Having gone through this process several times before, I know just how much time and thought goes into even the smallest details.

It is obvious this is a labor of love for you all, and I look forward to trying something I know you have put your heart and soul into. I wish you all the luck!

-bk

Amen and not that they will need it but this forthrightness certainly contributes to me being a guaranteed purchaser.

Enoch
03-26-2011, 16:03
What really kills me is that it will probably NEVER be available in South Carolina. And I can't imagine getting to one of the states that have it soon. I was in Texas last month but won't be going back until next Feb.

dbk
03-26-2011, 16:59
This past week has been a real challenge as we are doing the final blends for bottling. We have opted not to chill filter in order to maintain as much integrity of the raw product as possible. Dad and I have been going back and forth (sometimes enthusiastically) about the small amount of carbon treatment we are using to prevent chill flock. In my test samples (my freezer is filled with them), I have yet to get any flock of our samples proof at 86.6, so I am an avocate of no carbon treatment. On the other hand, Lincoln insists that we do a small amount....so you can guess what we have done per the expert.

Wes, thanks very much for the great level of detail here! It's very interesting to learn more about the process. As a newbie, I hope you'll pardon me for asking this: is the "flock" to which you refer flocculation of ethyl and alkyl esters—the sort of haze that the (villainous) method of chill filtering was designed to deal with? If so, I hadn't realized that carbon filtering does the same trick.

squire
03-26-2011, 21:08
Hey Wes, thanks for dropping by and sharing some details, we appreciate that sort of thing.

SBOmarc
03-27-2011, 07:45
I am ecstatic that it will be available in Pennsylvania. I am also amazed. The PALCB is not known for getting and stocking good bourbon. I look forward to tasting it.

Amazed doesn't even begin to describe it. Now will the people in side the PALCB be aware that it's on the shelf? Or is that too much to ask?

callmeox
03-27-2011, 08:07
Amazed doesn't even begin to describe it. Now will the people in side the PALCB be aware that it's on the shelf? Or is that too much to ask?

Unless the PALCB has changed their stocking philosophy, what is being pulled to make room for it? Will it be on the shelf or an SLO item only?

SBOmarc
03-27-2011, 08:35
Scott, take my word for it when I say that there is more than enough space on a PALCB shelf without removing anything. The thought of stocking to capacity is not in play here.

callmeox
03-27-2011, 09:29
Scott, take my word for it when I say that there is more than enough space on a PALCB shelf without removing anything. The thought of stocking to capacity is not in play here.

Not to derail this thread too, but I believe the PALCB philosophy is to stock their stores based on classification. "Regular" stores carry certain lines and Premium Collection stores have a greater selection. Their stores don't have a prototype floorplan like large retailers, so many decisions are based on a lowest common denominator approach.

When you see items on the discontinued list, they are likely being removed to "make room" for something else not necessarily in the same class.

With that said, I'm also surprised that a new product like Angels Envy was able to break into PA. It's a good sign, provided that my favorite store in Erie gets in on the action. :grin:

cowdery
03-27-2011, 17:49
Flock has always been explained to me as some amino acids in the whiskey that tend to become visible as cloudiness when the product gets cold. It's entirely cosmetic but retailers consider it a flaw and will complain and try to return the whiskey if it clouds up, even though the haze disappears at room temperature. Virtually all whiskeys are, therefore, chill-filtered before bottling to prevent flock and in most cases, the filtering medium contains a small amount of activated charcoal. For a long time, the industry maintained that chill filtering had no effect on taste or color, then they began to admit in the face of overwhelming evidence that it degrades color and flavor slightly. Booker's was the first major product to make a point of not chill filtering, however most people will tell you that anything bottled at 50% alcohol and above won't flock and, therefore, doesn't need to be chill filtered.

conecuhridge
03-27-2011, 18:36
Chill flocculation is entirely a cosmetic consideration. As Chuck mentioned, the floc disappears when the temperature of the spirit rises above freezing and when the bottle is shaken. This is usually not a problem with spirits bottled above 45% abv. The strike temperature for chill filtration (the point where floc appears) is generally 28 degrees F.

With younger bourbons, in the 4-6 year range, color and taste is an even more delicate balance, so any filtration can impact the final product in a more noticable way. Chill filtration has a reputation for causing more of a color and flavor loss than carbon treatment.

Circling back to Angel's Envy, I have now taken untreated samples down to -2 degrees F with no floc. To this point, for the next blend (this coming Tuesday), I am inclined to do no carbon treatment at all, and have managed to bring Dad around to this position. This is what I envisioned with the bourbon from the beginning.

We will still do plate and frame filtration to polish and remove any particulate from the port wine finish.

Josh
03-27-2011, 18:42
Again, thanks for posting Wes. I'm very very much looking foward to trying this!

OscarV
03-27-2011, 18:53
Here's an article from the Louisville Courier Journal about a tasting event of Angel's.

http://blogs.courier-journal.com/bourbon/2011/03/14/angels-envy-delivers-soft-and-gentle/

dbk
03-27-2011, 19:15
Very educational, Wes and Chuck! Thanks very much.

Wes, I'm glad you convinced your dad to come around. It's always nice when the data are sufficiently convincing.

cowdery
03-27-2011, 20:59
Wes,

Could you please describe carbon treatment, because I think you're talking about something other than the activated charcoal that is sometimes included in the filter medium used in chill filtration, aren't you?

Did you treat the sample bottles you sent out?

conecuhridge
03-28-2011, 04:39
Thanks for the opportunity to clarify.

I am talking about the addition of small amounts of activated carbon to the blend at bottling proof. This method seems to be less abrasive than chill filtration. The blend is then run through a plate and frame filter to remove the activated carbon and larger particulate.

The preview sample you received was a pre-production hand blend, and was not treated with activated carbon. Since we are on the borderline for floc at 86.6 proof, a decision was made to do some light activated carbon treatment. Candidly, I am much happier with the raw character of the preview samples, hence we have made the decision to eliminate the carbon treatment and go bare-backed. The blend will be filtered for particulate.

This is the type of constructive dialogue I envisioned when making it a part of our business plan to embrace expressions and be open to evolution of the brand based upon experimentation and feedback.

squire
03-28-2011, 05:12
Wes this is the type of constructive dialogue that will gain you customers. I don't mind paying for a special whisky if the producer will let me know why it is special.

conecuhridge
03-28-2011, 06:19
Things will really get fun when we have our own facility. Have narrowed down to three properties in metro Louisville and the surrounding area. Time now to do the no-pants-dance with the local governments on incentives...

squire
03-28-2011, 09:12
I expect we could get a good number of SB members to sign a petition if that would be helpful.

conecuhridge
03-28-2011, 09:22
Much appreciated and I will keep everyone posted. They are primarily concerned with tourism dollars from visits, sales tax revenue generated and jobs created, so we are now in the midst of these projections.

I think they see the clear benefit of a distillery open to the public in the downtown Louisville area, and so far everyone has been very receptive.

WH

squire
03-28-2011, 09:27
You build it Wes, we will come.

cowdery
03-28-2011, 13:47
Thanks, Wes,

I recently heard about this technique in the context of another distillery and was unfamiliar with it. Thanks for schooling me.

DukeB
03-28-2011, 15:33
Wes,
I would be VERY appreciative of a Downtown Louisville Distillery that could be visited when in town. I'm in Owensboro and it's a really long drive to the other distilleries. However, Louisville is only an hour and a half away. Can't wait to visit and more importantly, try your new bourbon!
Duke

Lost Pollito
03-28-2011, 18:45
Hi Wes,
Thanks so much for the information. Looking forward to meeting you in Chicago.

Rotgut
03-30-2011, 13:23
Wes this is the type of constructive dialogue that will gain you customers. I don't mind paying for a special whisky if the producer will let me know why it is special.

Definitely! I'm one of them (well, I will be if you get any Minnesota distribution).

Good luck!

Mike

jburlowski
04-02-2011, 04:25
I attended the Party Source Angel’s Envy tasting hosted by Lincoln & Wes Henderson last night. AE is based on 5 -7 yo SBW. Lincoln wouldn’t reveal the source of the distillate. Some of it is finished for 3 - 6 months in used port wine casks. The finished bourbon is then blended to taste with the SBW. (Actually, for labeling purposes, all of the bourbon is reportedly entered into the port casks at least briefly.) The end product is not chill-filtered.

My impressions (based on the initial taste):
Appearance is coppery with a hint of red. Nose is delicate with vanilla and caramel. Taste is rich and refined and leaning (slightly) towards the sweeter side. Fruit notes are predominate… also raisins, toffee, and some light spiciness and maybe a bit of cocoa. The port reveals itself most in the finish, which lingers for some time. What impressed me the most is how well-integrated this bourbon is: the nose, entry, palate, and finish all flow seamlessly from one to the other. (Reminds me of the FR Mariages in this regard.) This is well-thought out and crafted whiskey; the master’s touch is evident.

This could certainly use more ABV (it’s 86.6 proof) but Wes & Lincoln were candid that they are aiming at a broad demographic. Wes did say they are planning a barrel-proof expression by Christmas.

The bottled is uniquely-shaped and elegant ---- however, IMO, the sans serif font used on the front cheapens the look somewhat.

This is the only wine-finished bourbon that I really like. Eminently drinkable. But this is different enough that it is probably not for everyone here. I’d suggest a try before you buy.

$42.99

OscarV
04-02-2011, 07:04
Didn't know it was port finished.
I think I'll pass but before everyone starts jumping on me I'd except their offer of a pour of theirs.

NeoTexan
04-02-2011, 07:54
The bottled is uniquely-shaped and elegant ---- however, IMO, the sans serif font used on the front cheapens the look somewhat.


Got to taste the cask strength with TomH and the new guy here, Josh. Her's to hoping the do come out with it. Much tastier than the Angel's Envy.

jburlowski
04-02-2011, 18:37
Didn't know it was port finished.
I think I'll pass but before everyone starts jumping on me I'd except their offer of a pour of theirs.

I'll offer you one in April when you're passing through.

NeoTexan
04-02-2011, 18:57
Here we are at the event.....12040

callmeox
04-02-2011, 19:29
Here we are at the event.....12040

Tom looks like he's stuck in some sort of humorous tractor beam.

(I really like that store, wish I lived closer)

TomH
04-02-2011, 20:22
That's just my glowing personality shining through !

StraightNoChaser
04-02-2011, 23:48
I got to try this today at a friend's... the taste was great but the feel was not there for me. I much prefer something with a longer finish and more of a mouth feel. $.02

Josh
04-03-2011, 06:32
Tom looks like he's stuck in some sort of humorous tractor beam.

(I really like that store, wish I lived closer)


That's just my glowing personality shining through !

My first thought was, "Wow, Jesus has really let himself go...":lol:

TomH
04-03-2011, 08:54
My first thought was, "Wow, Jesus has really let himself go...":lol:

I'm moving up in the world....

I've been called...

Kenny Rogers (in a piano bar before he heard me sing)

Jerry Garcia (lady took my picture at a water park to show her husband who loves Garcia)

and Cpt Lou Albano (and no I didn't have any rubber bands in the goatee)

edited to add

Forgot about Santa Claus (by a ticket scalper on a cold winter night going to the Pacers)

but this is really a promotion

Tom

Rughi
04-03-2011, 14:16
A Captain Lou reference.
Sweet!


I'm gonna stick with "The Guiding Light,"
Captain Lou, Captain Lou Albano.



I'm moving up in the world....

I've been called...

Kenny Rogers (in a piano bar before he heard me sing)

Jerry Garcia (lady took my picture at a water park to show her husband who loves Garcia)

and Cpt Lou Albano (and no I didn't have any rubber bands in the goatee)

edited to add

Forgot about Santa Claus (by a ticket scalper on a cold winter night going to the Pacers)

but this is really a promotion

Tom

SBOmarc
04-03-2011, 15:25
Leave it to Captain Lou to complete a thread hijack!

NeoTexan
04-03-2011, 17:42
BTW...in that photo we happenned to also catch, on the far left, the "extraordinarily handsome", as he is know to all, jburlowski.

MacinJosh
04-03-2011, 18:08
What? No credit given to the fantastic photographer??? :-)


Josh

Sent from my iPhone

NeoTexan
04-03-2011, 22:58
What? No credit given to the fantastic photographer??? :-)


Josh

Sent from my iPhone

Hard to posts pics from that Mac? :slappin: Here ya go.... People of Stright Bourbon ... I present Josh and his amazing IPhone:12044

MacinJosh
04-04-2011, 09:46
LOL!!!


Josh

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MacinJosh
04-05-2011, 06:55
FYI everyone, for those of you attending Chicago WhiskyFest, it looks like they will be pouring the Angel's Envy Single Barrel, Cask Strength. VIP only. HIGHLY recommended!!

http://www.maltadvocate.com/whiskyfest_chicago_whisky_list.asp


Josh
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HP12
04-06-2011, 21:15
Just received my first bottle of Angel's Envy today and was looking forward to a quiet evening to enjoy a dram and record my thoughts about it. The buzz is warranted as this is a very nice whiskey indeed.

If interested, you can find my tasting notes here:

http://www.connosr.com/reviews/angels-envy/angels-envy-port-barrel-finish/heavenly-expression-10-10/

gburger
04-07-2011, 20:23
Lincoln will be in Austin Friday. I am going to Specs around 2:00 to meet him and get a bottle for myself.

gburger
04-08-2011, 14:47
http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/216808_10150159145928890_676298889_6494308_7699250 _s.jpg
Just bought a couple of bottles and got Lincoln to sign them.
Gregg

Josh
04-08-2011, 16:41
http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/216808_10150159145928890_676298889_6494308_7699250 _s.jpg
Just bought a couple of bottles and got Lincoln to sign them.
Gregg

Great picture Gregg!

stevegoz
04-14-2011, 20:34
http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/216808_10150159145928890_676298889_6494308_7699250 _s.jpg
Just bought a couple of bottles and got Lincoln to sign them.
Gregg

Lincoln was very flattered when I guessed that his product was at least 10 years old. :cool:

cowdery
04-17-2011, 09:58
Lincoln was very flattered when I guessed that his product was at least 10 years old. :cool:

Is that like telling your girlfriend's mom that she and her daughter could pass for sisters?

fishnbowljoe
04-17-2011, 12:42
Is that like telling your girlfriend's mom that she and her daughter could pass for sisters?

Now that's funny. I don't care who you are.:slappin: :slappin: :slappin: Joe

TomH
04-17-2011, 12:50
Lincoln was very flattered when I guessed that his product was at least 10 years old. :cool:

Seeing how Lincoln talked about older bourbon at the Party Source (which he defined as over 8 years old) wonder how he considered that a complement.

stevegoz
04-17-2011, 14:07
Seeing how Lincoln talked about older bourbon at the Party Source (which he defined as over 8 years old) wonder how he considered that a complement.

He smelled the noob on me and decided to humor me.

G.H.Adams
04-17-2011, 20:09
I'm enjoying my bottle that was dropped off by Fed Ex on Thursday. It goes down easy and has a fruity finish. I look forward to the barrel strength release whenever it shows up. I think that Lincoln and crew did a good job with this. The wife likes the bottle design.

jcg9779
04-24-2011, 22:10
I'm enjoying my bottle that was dropped off by Fed Ex on Thursday. It goes down easy and has a fruity finish. I look forward to the barrel strength release whenever it shows up. I think that Lincoln and crew did a good job with this. The wife likes the bottle design.

The fruity finish is interesting. I'm still deciding if I like this one. I definitely think a higher proof will improve this product....it needs some more complexity other than the grapey (port) finish. I find that it lacks something up front, but can't quite put my finger on what it is.

Josh
05-06-2011, 17:16
Anybody else find the nose very, as the French say, Bartonesque?

BourbonJoe
05-06-2011, 18:18
I can believe that its Barton whiskey. I happen to like it quite a bit.
Joe :usflag:

jburlowski
05-07-2011, 07:17
My wife has really taken a liking to it. I like it too 'cause it keeps her away from my Lot B. :lol:

StraightNoChaser
07-11-2011, 09:25
Here is a long article about Angel's Envy and Lincoln Henderson

http://www.courier-journal.com/article/2011307110009

cowdery
07-11-2011, 17:06
And we get a new euphemism for a bulk whiskey product: "The first batch of Angel's Envy was made on the equipment of a local distillery."

mrviognier
07-12-2011, 06:26
And we get a new euphemism for a bulk whiskey product: "The first batch of Angel's Envy was made on the equipment of a local distillery."

What a shame. For a few extra bucks, I'll bet they could have had it made IN the equipment. :grin:

Lab Walker
07-15-2011, 11:29
Well,
I just came back from the PALCB Store and it is parked aside of Blanton's @ $45.99.
So, since it is my birthday, gonna go back and pick one up. Cheers!!!