- Price: $50
- Proof: 86.6 (43.3% ABV)
- Type: Bourbon
- Age: No Age Statement
- Distillery: Unknown (legit the answer – look it up if you don’t believe us)
- Visit the bourbon page at Angel’s Envy
Nose: the nose is very light based on the proof of the whiskey and barreling process. There is little to describe for the scent.
Palate: The palate is very simple and brief. Few flavors come through during the first drink and all subsequent sips are the same. There is no heat and the whiskey lacks complexity and character. This whiskey is a cult-classic and it’s difficult to define the reason why; my best guess is the ridiculous wings etched on the bottle like we’re wearing Ed Hardy shirts and Affliction jeans in 2008. The flavor is basic and the price makes no sense. Isaac Bowman offers a better port barreled whiskey at a cheaper price. No one should ever buy Angel’s Envy…unless you’re still wearing Ed Hard and Affliction.
Finish: the finish is more simple than the palate, which is difficult to comprehend. Nothing stands out and you appreciate the experience just being over.
Overall Score: 4.0 (score reflects taste and price)
Angel’s Envy has a cult-like following but it drinks the spiked ‘Kool-Aid’ before its followers. This whiskey is dead upon purchase. This is a bad whiskey and people should never recommend it. The palate is simple and the finish is worse. The only people that like this bottle are people that don’t drink whiskey and are looking for vodka like qualities (no flavor). Making matters worse, it’s overpriced at $50.
Years ago when I started my journey with old fashioned cocktails and had little whiskey knowledge, my buddy and I purchased a bottle of Angel’s Envy while vacationing in Las Vegas. At the time, I thought it was a decent tasting bottle and was excited to hear the owner of the liquor store recommended it. Flash forward to present day, I can only hope the owner was imprisoned for money laundering since he had no idea about the spirits of his store. This bottle is trash and the people that recommend it are more trashy than Forky from Toy Story 4. Save your money and drink anything else, literally anything. Usually we conclude by saying ‘Cheers Degenerates’ but there is nothing to cheers here. If you bought this bottle, dump it out and don’t tell anyone. Be better and smarter than me years ago, which isn’t saying much.
You can find Angel’s Envy on one Degenerate Top 10 list.
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