Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, the next chapter of Bourbon, is #1 Ultra Premium bourbon in the USA, and is now available in Canada as well, just in time for the holiday entertaining season. Whisky is an ideal winter drink, and with its rich and complex flavour profile, Angel’s Envy makes it perfect for sipping and or mixing into cocktails, as either a host, or to gift to someone special.

Following the unprecedented success of its initial limited release, Angel’s Envy Port-Finished Bourbon is now in Canada permanently and in large supply to meet the high demand for this sought-after expression. The Louisville-based distiller is known for its diligent process with every batch blended to taste to create an award-winning whiskey. It was also among the first American whiskey producers to employ a secondary finishing process broadly across its portfolio and it continues to be a leader in this space.


Wow, this is really smooth tasting, and the sleek designed bottle makes it super sexy as well. The best taste test for whiskey is to first try it neat, then on the rocks, then with your favourite mixer, and finally used within a creative cocktail. I’m getting there, but it was hard to get past step one and two. Neat provides the full bodied nutty and sweet combination, making it a great sipper. On the rocks cools it down, yet with the higher ABV than other standard whiskies, it doesn’t water it down. The nose does give hints of vanilla and maple syrup, setting the stage for my step 3, mixed with ginger beer – often called a Whiskey Ginger, or an Irish Mule. You don’t know what you’re missing if you haven’t had one. As for cocktails, I’m more a purist when it comes to whiskies so I’ll leave that to you to determined what works best as a cocktail. Do let me know, as I’m definitely not opposed to trying something new!

Angel’s Envy produces finished whiskeys typically aged four to six years in new charred white oak barrels, then blended to meet their ideal flavour profile. In the final stages of production, the bourbon is finished for up to six additional months in port barrels from Portugal. then blended again once the taste is perfected.

Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Port Wine Barrels is 86.6 proof (43.3% ABV). On the nose, it offers notes of subtle vanilla, raisins, maple syrup and toasted nuts. On the palate, notes of vanilla, ripe fruit, maple syrup, toast and bitter chocolate are present before it finishes with a clean and lingering sweetness and a hint of Madeira that slowly fades.

Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon can be purchased at retailers across Canada for the MSRP of $79.95 (price may vary by province or retailer). For more information visit

Angel’s Envy produces its award-winning core offerings – a Kentucky Straight Bourbon Finished in Port Wine Barrels and a Rye Whiskey Finished in Caribbean Rum Casks – as well as a variety of innovative, special releases. 

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NOSE – Subtle vanilla, raisins, maple syrup and toasted nuts

PALATE – Vanilla, ripe fruit, maple syrup, toast and bitter chocolate

FINISH – Clean and lingering sweetness with a hint of Madeira that slowly fades

Available at the LCBO with a retail price of $79.95

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Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist based in Toronto with a focus on tourism, lifestyle, entertainment and community issues. He has written several travel articles and has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He’s willing to take on any assignments of interest, attend parties with free booze, listen to rants, and travel the world in search of the great unknown. He’s eager to discover the new, remember the past, and look into the future.