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  1. #51
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    Re: Angel's Envy Bourbon

    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
    John B

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  2. #52
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    Re: Angel's Envy Bourbon

    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.
    ovh

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    Re: Angel's Envy Bourbon

    Quote Originally Posted by jburlowski View Post
    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.
    Dale

    "All I want to know is who's the player on second base?"

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    Re: Angel's Envy Bourbon

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarV View Post
    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.
    John B

    "Drinking when we are not thirsty and making love at all seasons… that is all there is to distinguish us from other animals."

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    Re: Angel's Envy Bourbon

    Here we are at the event.....angels envy event.jpg
    Dale

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    Re: Angel's Envy Bourbon

    Quote Originally Posted by NeoTexan View Post
    Here we are at the event.....angels envy event.jpg
    Tom looks like he's stuck in some sort of humorous tractor beam.

    (I really like that store, wish I lived closer)
    My name is Joel Goodson. I deal in human fulfillment.
    I grossed over eight thousand dollars in one night. Time of your life, huh kid?

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    Re: Angel's Envy Bourbon

    That's just my glowing personality shining through !

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    Re: Angel's Envy Bourbon

    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

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    Re: Angel's Envy Bourbon

    Quote Originally Posted by callmeox View Post
    Tom looks like he's stuck in some sort of humorous tractor beam.

    (I really like that store, wish I lived closer)
    Quote Originally Posted by TomH View Post
    That's just my glowing personality shining through !
    My first thought was, "Wow, Jesus has really let himself go..."
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    Re: Angel's Envy Bourbon

    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    My first thought was, "Wow, Jesus has really let himself go..."
    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
    Last edited by TomH; 04-03-2011 at 08:59.

 

 

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