Angel’s Envy Bottles Bourbon Finished in Mizunara Oak

Angel's Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Japanese Mizunara Oak.

The rapidly growing whiskey brand Angel’s Envy has unveiled its new bourbon, finished in Mizunara oak.

Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Japanese Mizunara Oak Casks is a blend of four- and nine-year-old straight bourbon, finished in the Japanese casks for an additional two years..

This release is the first in the Angel’s Envy Founder’s Collection, commemorating brand anniversaries, special events and milestones. The new whiskey is the Founder’s Day 10th Anniversary release.

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“Ten years ago, my dad Lincoln and I filled our first port barrels with the bourbon that would eventually become Angel’s Envy,” says Wes Henderson, Angel’s Envy co-founder and CIO. “In celebration, we wanted to release something special to honor my dad’s incredible legacy, how far Angel’s Envy has come and our exciting future ahead.”

“We chose this release for the tenth anniversary because my dad, having taken on several consulting roles in Japan during his career, always had a deep appreciation for the country and its distilling community,” Henderson adds. “This release, finished in Mizunara casks made from this rare, 200-year-old wood, felt fitting for such a special milestone for Angel’s Envy.”

Angel’s Envy 500 Main members can purchase a bottle ahead of the general public, beginning Aug. 19, for pickup at the Louisville distillery. Following the 500 Main presale, a limited run of 1,200 bottles will be available for public purchase beginning Sept. 1 at Angel’s Envy distillery in downtown Louisville, and select retailers in Kentucky. There will be a one-bottle limit per customer.

Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Japanese Mizunara Oak Casks is 97.8 proof. On the nose, it offers notes of smoky wood, sandalwood, banana bread, cherry and ripe apples, the company reports. On the palate, notes of vanilla, oak, chocolate, banana, cinnamon, apple and light black pepper are present, along with floral and fruity notes and a hint of coffee. The finish is slightly dry with hints of toasty oak and a lingering smokiness.

Once this release is finished off, the empty bottle – made from lead-free crystal – is meant to be stripped of labels and reused as a decanter.

This anniversary-edition release has a suggested retail price of $349.99 for a 750-ml. bottle.

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