January 2014 Whiskey of the Month

January 2014

We are very pleased to announce that Angel’s Envy  has been selected as our January 2014 Whiskey of the Month. Angel’s Envy was our top searched for whiskey during the month of December. Please see our full review below.

Angel's Envy Our Rating: 92%
Angel’s Envy
Our Rating: 92%

Name: Angel’s Envy

Bottled By: Louisville Distilling Company

ABV: 43.3%

Proof: 86.6

Age: up to 6 years

Our Rating: 92%

Notes: Angel’s Envy has a typical bourbon smell with lots of oak, walnuts, and vanilla. It has a spicy taste with some corn and vanilla flavors up front with some wine flavors on the back end. The finish is long with noticeable fruit flavors and a bit of dry oak. Angel’s Envy is good bourbon that will be a great fit in any collection. We tried Angel’s Envy several ways but prefer this one neat.

Price: Angel’s Envy can be purchased for around $40 dollars.

History: Angel’s Envy was created by Master Distiller Lincoln Henderson. Angel’s Envy is begins in Kentucky where they use mineral-rich Kentucky limestone water and locally sourced grains. Angel’s Envy is placed in hand-selected American white oak barrels for a minimum of four years. Once the bourbon is deemed ready, it is placed in Port wine barrels for an additional 3 – 6 months.

December 2013 Whiskey of the Month

December 2013

We are very pleased to announce that Basil Hayden’s  has been selected as our December 2013 Whiskey of the Month. Please see our full review below. Basil Hayden’s is one of the small batch whiskeys from Beam.

Basil Hayden's Our Rating: 95%

Basil Hayden’s
Our Rating: 95%

Name: Basil Hayden

Bottled By: Beam Inc.

ABV: 40%

Proof: 80

Age: 8 Years

Our Rating: 95%

Notes: Basil Hayden’s is a light bodied bourbon. In fact it is the lightest bodied of the the small batch bourbons in the Jim Beam Family. The taste is light, refreshing, but not complex.It has a nice light taste of honey as well as a hint of black pepper. Very simple flavor profile and a nice moderate finish with an exceptional after taste. It is a nice Bourbon for what it is but if you prefer a stronger Bourbon you may want to pass this one up. On the rocks this Bourbon becomes a little light, while it will still maintain its flavor we prefer this one neat.

History: This Bourbon takes its name from Basil Hayden Sr. who was a Maryland Catholic and also a distiller. Hayden Sr. led a group of 25 Catholic families from Maryland to what is now Nelson County, Kentucky in 1785. Hayden donated land to the first Catholic church west of the Alleghenies and the first Catholic church in what is now the Commonwealth of Kentucky. In his mash bill he was known to use a larger amount of rye.