A beautiful, mouthwatering newcomer to the whiskey scene. Named for the “angel’s share,” the portion that evaporates from the barrel during the aging process, this golden amber spirit is finished in Port barrels, which explains those juicy red-fruit notes that slide into the long finish. Look for orange peel, vanilla and roasted nut flavors, too.
98 points, Wine Enthusiast (Jul 2012)
Soft, caramel nose; smooth and bright, with notes of orange peel, vanilla and spice; cinnamon and allspice; long and nicely balanced.
94 points, Tasting Panel (May 2013)
Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey finished in a port pipe. This is veteran master distiller Lincoln Henderson’s newest creation, and it’s a beauty. Richly textured, silky, and well-rounded, with ripe berried fruits, candied tangerine, light toffee, maple syrup, and creamy vanilla, sprinkled with spice (cinnamon, hint of mint). Smooth, silky finish, and dangerously drinkable! The port pipe notes dovetail perfectly. Lovely just the way it is, but it’s begging for a cigar. My only gripe: why not 45 or 50% ABV? But I’m splitting hairs. I really enjoy this stuff!
93 points, Whisky Advocate (Vol. 20, #1)
Offered in a striking package, the Angel’s Envy, which represents the expression for the evaporated portion of bourbon that goes with aging, has a delicate, refined nose of spicy wood, caramelized tropical fruits and spice. In the mouth, it is elegant by bourbon standards, silky smooth and persistent as well as surprisingly subtle, gracious and refined. If that’s what you’re looking for, give this bourbon a try, but its understated personality will be something you either love or find lacking.
90 points, eRobertParker.com (May 3, 2013)