ANGEL’S ENVY KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON
FINISHED In Japanese Mizunara Oak casks
In celebration of Founder’s Day on August 19th, the 10-year anniversary of the first port barrel filled by Angel’s Envy, we’re releasing our first expression in our Founder’s Collection.
The Founder’s Collection
On August 19th of 2010, Lincoln, Wes and Kyle Henderson filled their first ruby port wine barrel with Kentucky Straight Bourbon. 10 years later, we’re celebrating this Founder’s Day with a truly unique launch that would have made Master Distiller Lincoln Henderson proud. Wes and Kyle blended two Kentucky straight bourbons in a 50/50 ratio (four year and nine year) and finished them in hand-selected, charred, new Japanese Mizunara oak casks for an additional two years.
Why Mizunara Oak?
During his 40-year career, Lincoln had several consulting roles in Japan, where he developed a deep appreciation and love for the culture and its distilling community. To honor this connection, we chose a Mizunara Oak Finish for our inaugural Founder’s Day release.
Mizunara oak takes approximately 200 years to reach maturity and is challenging to work with. However, Mizunara is more porous than other oaks, allowing for easier passage of the whiskey into and out of the fragrant cask’s interior.
We’ve never shied away from hard work if it results in an exceptional whiskey, and our Mizunara oak finished bourbon truly embraces Lincoln’s pioneering founder’s philosophy.
Golden amber and nearly darker gold
Smokey wood, sandalwood, banana bread and cherry with a strong note of ripe apples
Vanilla, oak, rich chocolate, banana and light black pepper. Light floral and fruit with notes of cinnamon and apples as you sip it, with hints of coffee as well
Slightly dry, toasty oak, and a pleasantly lingering smokiness that calls for another sip