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    Angel's Envy Rye

    It seems Angels' Envy is jumping into the rye game with a Caribbean rum finished version. The 6-year-old, 95% rye and 5% malted barley mash bill, is a dead giveaway that this is another sourced rye from MGP (formerly LDI). While the thought of a rum finished rye intrigues me, the price of $80 seems steep for a relatively young 100 proofer.
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    Re: Angel's Envy Rye

    For that price I can get a bottle of 12 year old El Dorado rum and a bottle of Dickel Rye. Believe I'll pass on the AE.

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    Re: Angel's Envy Rye

    For that amount of money I can get a bottle of 15 year old El Dorado rum and two bottles of Dickel Rye, believe I'll pass on the Angel's Envy.

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    Re: Angel's Envy Rye

    I would be very curious to try this as well,I can't see the minty/dill of the rye melding very well with the brown sugars and cinnamon of the rum.I guess at 6 years and 100 proof for $80 I need not worry either as it will be a try and not a buy for sure from my standpoint.I guess we have seen stranger culminations in the past and will have to wait and see.
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    Re: Angel's Envy Rye

    EIGHTY DOLLARS?! Ah hell nah.

    Would love to try it but they really, really need to get their pricing in check. Jeebus.

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    Re: Angel's Envy Rye

    TPS sells the smooth ambler rye, a LDI 7yr old at 99 proof for $37.99..so this is 42 bucks more for barrel finishing?? There's a sucker born every minute, and I'm sure they're counting on it
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    Re: Angel's Envy Rye

    I always find it strange when people have no shame about what they'll charge for something of an obviously lower value. I would like to see their response to this simple question, "really?"

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    Re: Angel's Envy Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by WAINWRIGHT View Post
    I would be very curious to try this as well,I can't see the minty/dill of the rye melding very well with the brown sugars and cinnamon of the rum.I guess at 6 years and 100 proof for $80 I need not worry either as it will be a try and not a buy for sure from my standpoint.I guess we have seen stranger culminations in the past and will have to wait and see.
    Actually it could work. I fairly routinely vat rye and rum together, about 4:1. I usually use Jefferson's and El Dorado 12 but I've done it with 5 year old Willett, too (which is LDI). I won't be buying any of this at that price but I'll bet it tastes good.
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    Re: Angel's Envy Rye

    Interesting...and overpriced. Pretty much like any new expression hitting the market these days. I'd much rather buy a bottle of Glenmorangie 18 at the $79.99 price point.
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    Re: Angel's Envy Rye

    I guess I am one of P.T.'s suckers I suppose but if I can find it I will definitely be trying at least one bottle. I like the LDI ryes in general and very much liked AE and AECS so I look forward to another variation from their shop even if it is a bit spendy.
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