As malcontents, we’re particular about our whiskey. When we decided to release a rye, we knew it had to be something special to live up to the amazing response received by our bourbon finished in port barrels. Angel’s Envy Rye Finished in Rum Barrels is genuinely special and worthy of Lincoln Henderson’s legacy.
Lincoln had been considering a rum cask finish, and the taste profile of rye whiskey was a perfect fit. After sampling over 100 rums to find the right flavor to complement rye whiskey, the team’s decision was unanimous. Our vintage barrels began as small-batch French cognac barrels, which were then used to age and finish Plantation XO Rum. Angel’s Envy Rye spends up to 18 months finishing in these Franco Caribbean rum casks, resulting in an immensely complex whiskey. The mingling of raw, spicy and earthy rye with the mellow sweetness of rum finishing creates an incomparably smooth and drinkable whiskey, even at 100 proof.
Appearance: crystal clear quality with a rich, reddish amber color
Nose: aromas of citrus, caramel candy, maple sugar, vanilla oak, hazelnut, spice, and sherry wood
Palate: sweet rum sherry wood and soft oak
Finish: both sweet and dry, as well as quick and easy