The late master distiller Lincoln Henderson is a legend among American distillers. He devoted his entire career to mastering the art and science of distillation and the nuances of maturing whiskey. He helped create such iconic brands as Woodford Reserve, Jack Daniel's Gentleman Jack and Jack Daniel's Single Barrel. He was also a key player in the launch of the George Washington Distillery reconstruction project and an inaugural member of the Distillers Hall of Fame.
The crowning achievement of his illustrious career is Angel's Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. This ultra-luxurious whiskey is distilled in Kentucky using locally sourced grain and mineral-rich, limestone spring water. The handcrafted bourbon is typically aged on the upper floors of the warehouse for up to 6 years and blended in small batches of 8 to 10 barrels. Afterwards, the whiskey is finished between 3-6 months in 60-gallon, ruby port barrels made from French Limousin oak and imported directly from Portugal.
Angel's Envy is a fitting tribute to Lincoln Henderson's illustrious career. It has a golden/amber hue, a medium-weight, satiny textured body and a generous bouquet of vanilla, cinnamon, cherries, dark chocolate and roasted nuts. Give this whiskey plenty of time to breathe. Its alluring aromatics continue to develop for an impressively long time and they contribute mightily to the overall experience.