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Angel's Envy Rye | Caribbean Rum Cask Finished Rye Whiskey

Angel's Envy Rye

Distillery: Sourced from MGP in Indiana (another great rye whiskey from MGP)

Company: Angel's Envy, Bacardi

Proof: 100

Mash bill: 95% Rye, 5% Barley

Age: 6-7 years old and finished in Caribbean rum casks for up to 18 months

MSRP: $99 but can often find it on sale in the $70s

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Fool Proof Rating and Summary of Tasting Notes

Color: Deep Gold

Nose: Maple syrup, cane sugar, rum raisin pudding, baking spices

Palate: Maple sugar, dark fruit, rye spice, black pepper, toasted oak

Finish: Medium to long with heavy rye spice and toasted oak

Feel: Moderate viscosity and mouth coating

See below for an in-depth review.

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For all my tastings I use either the Libbey Signature Kentucky Bourbon Trail Whiskey Glass or a traditional Glencairn glass. They both are great for nosing and help in discerning more subtle notes.


In-Depth Review of Angel's Envy Rye Rum Cask Finished Whiskey

Ok, let's talk about Angel's Envy Rye Whiskey. This rye whiskey is sourced from MGP (MGP does it again!) and is then finished in Caribbean Rum casks for up to 18 months before making its way to our glasses. Lincoln Henderson and his son had their heads together for this rye whiskey, just like with the Angel's Envy Bourbon Whiskey, they wanted to bring American Whiskey in a new direction. Let's dive into this review and see how the rum finishing plays into the rye's flavor profile.


Whenever I take a whiff of Angel's Envy Rye Whiskey, I always feel like I'm in the midst of fall. There's just something about the heavy notes of maple syrup, cane sugar, caramel candy, and sweet rum raisin pudding that instantly transport me to a nice autumn day. It's like I'm sitting in a warm kitchen surrounded by the rich aroma of baking spices. The complexity of the nose on this rye whiskey is remarkable. You can definitely smell the influence of the Caribbean rum casks. The sweet rum notes really complement the earthy rye.


Angel's Envy Rye whiskey is a true gem of the whiskey world, with a taste profile that is both sweet and spicy to the taste. Upon taking a sip, I immediately detect the flavors of maple sugar, caramel candy, and dark fruit, which will slowly be followed by the boldness of earthy rye spice and black pepper. Moreover, the palate truly reaches its full potential with the addition of toasted oak, imparting a deep oaky flavor that rounds out the flavor profile of this premium whiskey. The finishing in Caribbean rum casks for 18 months results in a spirit that is rich, complex, and perfect for sipping. The sweet rum and earthy rye are a perfect fit.


Angel's Envy Rye whiskey is a sophisticated whiskey that offers a complex and lasting finish. Medium to long in length, this finish is characterized by a rich, heavy rye spice that lingers on the palate. The toasted oak notes in the whiskey also contribute to the finish, providing a subtle smokiness that complements the spiciness of the rye. All in all, the finish on this rye whiskey is a testament to the quality and attention to detail that goes into its production.


This rye whiskey has a moderately viscous texture and a nice mouth coating that lingers, this rye whiskey leaves a lasting impression on the palate. The carefully crafted balance of flavors and aromas further enhances the drinking experience.


Angel's Envy Rye Whiskey finished in Caribbean rum casks is a beautifully crafted spirit that showcases the innovation and attention to detail of its creators. From the unique finishing process in rum casks to the complex flavor profile, this whiskey truly stands out in the world of American rye. The rum finishing creates an immensely complex whiskey. Whether you're a fan of rye or just looking to try something new, Angel's Envy Rye whiskey is worth adding to your collection. So go ahead and pour yourself a glass, sit back, and savor the flavors of this exceptional whiskey. Cheers! I hope you enjoyed learning more about Angel's Envy Rye Whiskey in this review. Happy sipping!

I give this a Fool Proof rating of 89%

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Below are my favorite glasses for doing tastings. The Libbey Signature Kentucky Bourbon Trail Whiskey Glass is my favorite because it has a little more heft to it and feels better in my hand than the traditional Glencairn glass does.

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