Louisville Distilling Extends Angel’s Envy With RyeFebruary 22, 2013
Louisville Distilling, the recent venture by former Brown-Forman master distiller Lincoln Henderson, is adding a rye whiskey under its Angel’s Envy brand. Angel’s Envy Rye (100 proof) is made up of 95% rye and 5% malted barley. It was aged for six years in American charred new oak barrels, then finished in Caribbean rum casks for up to 18 months. The new rye offering will hit select markets including California, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas in May, retailing at $79.99 a 750-ml.
Angel’s Envy Rye follows in the footsteps of the brand’s core Bourbon offering, which is 86.6 proof and retails around $46. The Bourbon was introduced in 2010, and has enjoyed critical acclaim, including a score of 93 points from Whisky Advocate.