Angel’s Envy Releases Pair of Cask Strength Whiskeys


October 9, 2023

Angel's Envy Cask Strength bottles

Angel’s Envy, the Louisville-based distiller that produces finished whiskeys, announced the release of its first-ever Angel’s Envy 2023 Cask Strength Straight Rye Whiskey Finished in Sauternes and Toasted Oak Barrels and its Angel’s Envy 2023 Cask Strength Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Port Wine Barrels for the 12th year in a row.

These expressions mark the first releases under the helm of Master Distiller Owen Martin, who joined the brand last fall. Beginning on December 1, 2023, both expressions will be available at select retailers across the U.S., including the Angel’s Envy distillery in downtown Louisville.

Angel’s Envy 2023 Cask Strength Rye is the brand’s first time releasing a limited-edition Rye Whiskey at Cask Strength – just 5,500 bottles will be available for purchase. Owen put a special touch on this release by blending Barrels selected first-hand of two rye whiskeys – one finished in Sauternes Casks and the other finished in Toasted Oak Barrels. This limited-edition Cask Strength Rye falls under the brand’s highly acclaimed Cask Strength program and comes in a newly designed, elevated glass bottle.

The limited-edition annual Cask Strength Bourbon will have just 22,656 bottles available at select retailers in all 50 U.S. states, including the distillery in downtown Louisville. This year’s expression will feature a brand-new, elevated bottle design. 

Each year, as part of the Cask Strength program, the Angel’s Envy team selects noteworthy barrels from its rickhouses to put through an extended finishing process in port wine barrels from Portugal. These special barrels bring forward distinct characteristics in the whiskey, giving each expression of ength a unique nose, palate, and finish.

Cask Strength Rye (114.4-proof; 57.2% ABV) and Cask Strength Bourbon (118.2-proof; 59.1% ABV) are now available in limited quantities across the U.S. at suggested retail prices of $269.99 and $229.99, respectively (may vary by market). Consumers can visit the distillery in Louisville on December 1, 2023, starting at 9 a.m. to purchase both Cask Strength releases. For more information and purchasing details, visit