It’s almost fathers day, and you’re probably wondering what your father would love. Well, I know my father likes bourbon and enjoys trying new craft bourbons. Suppose your father is like mine; check out Angels Envy Bourbon. I just bought a bottle and loved it. This is truly an artist’s creation in hand-blended batches between 8 to 12 barrels at a time. If your father has a sophisticated taste and enjoys bourbon, he will love this bourbon.
Angels Envy: Bourbon Whiskey Characteristics
Angels Envy Bourbon Whiskey is Finished in Port Wine Barrels and aged for six years and finished in a ruby port wine cask. The barrels are made from French oak, creating the smoothness, sweetness, and balance you taste in the finished product.
As with all great bourbons, Angels Envy is produced in Kentucky. I personally really enjoyed this selection. Upon opening the bottle, the appearance was stunning. It is well packaged and a great brand label. This bourbon whiskey certainly lives up to its profile. The company lists this blend in a few different ways. They share the appearance, smell, taste, and finish.
After the initial smell, the vanilla and then the maple syrup smell trickled in and was notably present. The vanilla and maple syrup are noticeable through taste as well. They are in the perfect ratio. The name “Angel’s Envy” comes from the fact that distillers expect a certain percentage of the liquor to be lost due to evaporation; this is called the angels share; they need their spirits too.
How to Drink Angel’s Envy Bourbon
Angel’s Envy is a premium top-shelf bourbon; thus, this is not meant as a shot. It best sipped, savoring the flavors as it makes its way to your belly, creating that warm feeling in your body. As a premium bourbon, it is reasonably priced, but taking your time sipping will give you more pleasure. Angels Envy’s craftsmanship is experienced in every sip; pay respect to the craftsmanship by sipping your bourbon or putting a large piece of ice in your glass, allowing it to rest for a few minutes to open it up; you will appreciate its wonderful aroma and taste.
After experiencing the bourbon neat, if you want to add this incredible bourbon in a cocktail, keep it simple to preserve the bourbon s richness and flavor; you want o make sure the cocktail is worthy of this fine whiskey. This is not one that you’ll want to dilute or pair with strong flavors. Instead, stick to classically styled recipes with just a few ingredients that enhance, rather than detract from, the bourbon.
One of the most popular bourbons/Whisky cocktails is old-fashioned. This is a delicious and simple cocktail to make and does not lose the flavor of the bourbon. This is truly one of the classic drinks and has been around since the mid-1800s.
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- Three dashes bitters
- 2 ounces Angel’s Envy Bourbon
- Orange peel, garnish
- Maraschino cherry, garnish
Another great cocktail that is wonderfully paired with Angels Envy is the Manhattan. This is a simple drink recipe with just a few ingredients. Another great thing about the Manhattan is it pairs nicely with most foods and is the perfect drink for a casual night out.
- 2 ounces Angel’s Envy
- 1-ounce sweet vermouth
- 2 to 3 dashes aromatic bitters
- Cherry, garnish
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