ANGEL’S ENVY®, the Louisville-based distiller that produces finished whiskeys, today announces Cellar Collection Series Volumes 1-3. This exclusive release showcases three 375ml bottles from the highly acclaimed Cellar Collection, each featuring ANGEL’S ENVY Kentucky Straight Bourbons finished in distinctive fortified wine casks. The Cellar Collection Series includes ANGEL’S ENVY Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Oloroso Sherry Casks, ANGEL’S ENVY Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Tawny Port Wine Barrels, and ANGEL’S ENVY Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Madeira Casks. It is the first time any whiskey from the Cellar Collection has been rereleased to the public.
The Cellar Collection Series is available at select retailers in the U.S., including the ANGEL’S ENVY distillery in downtown Louisville. Encased in volumes one through three, the packaging is reminiscent of premium books and features a new metallic design exclusive to the Cellar Collection. Only 8,000 units will be available for purchase, reflecting the rarity of the exquisite liquids inside that tell a cohesive story.
“The Cellar Collection Series provides a tasting experience by comparing and contrasting the fortified wine finishes of these special whiskeys side-by-side,” says Owen Martin, Master Distiller at ANGEL’S ENVY. “Limited in nature, our first three Cellar Collections eluded many fans – the Cellar Collection Series is a second chance to savor them for the first time.”
Launched in 2019, the Cellar Collection is ANGEL’S ENVY’S special release program led by Master Distiller Owen Martin. ANGEL’S ENVY values long-standing whiskey traditions and innovates to uncover what’s next, and the Cellar Collection has embodied this ambition. The Cellar Collection whiskeys have pushed the boundaries of the category and received critical acclaim.
Each expression within the Cellar Collection Series offers a unique tasting experience. ANGEL’S ENVY recommends sipping the expressions chronologically to enjoy the whiskies at their fullest potential.
- ANGEL’S ENVY Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Oloroso Sherry Casks (100-proof; 50% ABV): With a sweet nose featuring hints of raisin and hazelnut, this bourbon has an oak-forward palate, distinct dryness from the sherry, and finishes with a shift from sweetness to lingering floral. ANGEL’S ENVY recommends sipping the expression neat.
- ANGEL’S ENVY Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Tawny Port Wine Barrels (111.6-proof; 55.8% ABV): Boasting a nose of dry fruit and oak, this bourbon delivers black pepper, toasted nuts, delicate cinnamon spice, and a light, lingering finish reminiscent of dried fruit dipped in dark chocolate. ANGEL’S ENVY recommends sipping the expression neat.
- ANGEL’S ENVY Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Madeira Casks (100-proof; 50% ABV): Caramelized banana, brown sugar, freshly baked raisins, almonds, and faint cherry notes define the nose of this bourbon. The palate is rich with toasted oak, grass, smoke, leather, chocolate, and dried cherries, culminating in a satisfying finish with notes of almonds and hazelnuts. ANGEL’S ENVY recommends sipping the expression neat.
Cellar Collection Series Volumes 1-3 is now available in limited quantities across the U.S. at a suggested retail price of $399.99 (may vary by market). Consumers can visit the ANGEL’S ENVY Distillery in Louisville on February 1, 2024, starting at 9 a.m. to purchase the release. A lottery for the opportunity to purchase the Cellar Collection Series Volumes 1-3 will open January 18, 2024, at 9 a.m. and close January 20, 2024, at 11:59 p.m.