This bottling is not a specific single barrel offering, instead it is a unique blend created by the Tasting Panel at Liquor Depot and Angel's Envy. 3 distinct samples of Angels Envy were presented, One sample was the traditional Angels Envy selection, the 2nd had seen longer time with the secondary aging in Port Barrels and the 3rd had seen less than usual time in the secondary aging Port Barrels. The 3 samples were tasted seperately and evaluated. Then we began precise blendings to see if we could create a finished whiskey that was greater than the sum of its parts.
Sample A had an oaky nose, with toasted nut and vanilla notes, a smooth, light palate and raisoney finish. Sample B had an earthy nose, with a spicy palate and had Maple, Chocolate and Spice on the finish. Sample C started with a burst of dried cherries and a hint of Sherry on the nose, was very complex on the palate and fishished similar to Sample B with Maple, Chocolate and Spice but with an additional creaminess that Sample B was missing. We created 6 different blends, most of which were at least 50 % Sample C. The blend that showed the most complexity and palate pleasure ended up being a blend of 30% Sample A, 20% Sample B & 50% Sample C. The final blend shows notes of honey and fruit balance with a little wood on the nose, has a very smooth and complex palate with caramel, maple, chocolate and vanilla notes, has a long, smooth, spicy finish.