Review #207 – Angels Envy Rye
Whiskey Network Review #207 | /r/Bourbon Review #116: Angel’s Envy Rye, 100pf
This is a rye finished for 15 months in Caribbean rum casks.
Nose: Smells like pancakes on a Saturday morning. Loads of sweet syrup, maple and Aunt Jemima. Brown sugar, molasses, some faint cinnamon. I’m trying to find words other than syrup descriptors but it’s hard.
Taste: Thick mouthfeel and warming. Delicious and sweet – still loads of maple and sugar. Apple and some all spice. Literally tastes like IHOP. It’s really on the sweet side but I enjoy it. Feels like the quintessential dessert dram or even a good one for the dead of winter when you don’t want a smoke overload. It’s bold and rich.
Finish: Medium and warming but I wouldn’t say hot. The proof is barely noticeable and it is as thick as the mouth feel. Turns to more of a cinnamon toast note.
Overall: This is a niche dram and I’m not ashamed to say that I love it. I really like the thick and sweet and it fills a void on my shelf very well. It’s undeniable that this is a dessert pour but I’ve really enjoyed it and I’m sad to say I’m finishing the bottle for this review. You will be missed, sweet syrupy rye. I wouldn’t drink it every day but I really really enjoy it and it was a fun dram to go to when I was in the mood. For all of these reasons, I’m giving this dram a 6. It’s so very close to a 7 but a little more balance on the sweet vs other notes would have done this very well to bringing it up a hair to reach a more elevated rank. Thanks for reading!
Thanks for reading!