Angel's Envy Rye
Added on Monday, Nov 18, 2013 at 08:36 AM
  Bottler: Louisville Distilling Co.
  Age: N/A Type: American
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Rye
  ABV: 50.00 % Region: Indiana
  Price: $70 Availability: Specialty Stores
Distilled at MGP in Indiana and finished in Carribbean rum casks.
Member Ratings and Notes
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The nose is pure LDI, mostly mint with that slight whiff of pickel juice and some juniper notes, like a dirty martini made with pickle juice instead of olive juice. On the palate, I expected the typical burst of rye similar to the nose and readily found in other LDI ryes, but no, something different. It starts with vanilla, then a touch of mint, and then the rum sets in with fresh cane sugar juice. The finish is a perfect balance of sweet rum and the briny rye.

 

This was a really surprising and fun one. It had all of that LDI brininess but the rum cask influence tempered it and added a sweet counterbalance. If anything, the rum is maybe a bit too influential, making it a tad too sweet, but all in all, it's a successful and interesting whiskey.

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