Pardon me if it's already been noted, but is this a one time release?
Given that AE is building its strong rep on finished whiskey I would be surprised if they released a rye that had not been finished in something. Maybe port like the bourbon version?
Or yet another type of finish? Based on the quality of their products so far I am certainly interested in giving another finish a try if they have another one up their sleeve!
That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…
Nullum Gratuitum Prandium
Ne Illegitimi Carborundum
Col. Charles K. "Crotchety" Cowdery
"Whiskey Don't Keep."
$80 is way high and unfortunately the Angel's Envy Rye isn't spectacular. For $40 you can get a bottle of Russell's Reserve 6 year rye which is outstanding! I do like the idea of rum finishing though, I just don't know if a rye is the one to do it with and certainly not with casks as wet as were used for Angel's Envy.
Geoff Kleinman, Editor - Drink Spirits
Yeah you can keep that RR Rye. That's not to say I'm getting the AE, but I've heard much more good than bad regarding it.
But hey, I never begrudge anyone for making a profit, especially if the market will pay the asking prices. Nice whiskies for sure, just not worth it to me for what they are asking. Too many other great whiskies out there vying for my $$ at lower prices. To each his own.
"The last time I turned down a whiskey, I didn’t understand the question."