WHAT IS ANGEL’S ENVY?
Angel’s Envy is a “Kentucky Straight Bourbon Finished in Port Barrels”.
(So what does that mean?)
A “straight” bourbon must be aged for at least 2 years, and must have an age statement on the label if it’s aged less than 4 years. Our whiskey is typically aged between 4 to 6 years in new, charred 53-gallon American white oak barrels. Next, we blend the bourbon to meet our ideal flavor profile. That would be enough for other bourbons, but we take things one step further.
DOUBLE MATURATION, OR “FINISHING”
Aging in two different types of barrels is called double maturation. In the final stage of our production, we finish our bourbon for up to six additional months in 60-gallon Port barrels from Portugal. It’s blended again in batches of 8 – 12 barrels at a time. There’s no set time for this final finishing process, it’s only Angel’s Envy when we say it is.
Some people might say we have a problem when they hear that we personally sample each barrel of Angel’s Envy throughout every step of the finishing process. We agree. We’re raging perfectionists. We hope you’ll forgive our condition, but we just can’t help ourselves. We’re very particular about our whiskeys. That’s why we blend every batch to taste.
Food served from glass tastes better, looks better and feels better. These simple statements are dynamic truths in the food industry. J. Anthony’s glass bottle combines secure, optimum protection with compelling, beautiful design. Glass is virtually inert - and doesn't change the full-bodied taste of our sauces. Nothing comes through but our distinct flavor and unrelenting quality. Our glass bottle is pure, made from natural elements. Out of fire and sand, J. Anthony's glass bottles take shape. Our glass bottles are created using the highest quality standards and expertise developed through a rich history of innovation.
STEP 1: THE RECIPE We use sand, limestone, soda ash and recycled glass in our glass recipe. Then the combined ingredients are sent to the furnace to melt.
STEP 2: MELTING The furnace heats the batch mixture to about 1,565 degrees Celsius, or 2,850 degrees Fahrenheit, creating molten glass.
STEP 3: THE "GOB" The molten glass is removed from the furnace, cooled to a uniform temperature and cut into “gobs” to form our glass bottles.
STEP 4: FORMING We divert the gobs into forming machines and then mold them into beautiful, functional J. Anthony's glass bottles.
STEP 5: CONDITIONING Formed bottles pass through the lehr, a machine that reheats and gradually cools them to relieve any stresses and strengthen the glass.
STEP 6: INSPECTION Finally, we inspect our glass bottles to make sure they meet our high quality standards. We recycle and remelt any containers that fail to meet these standards.