Our two brand new Binny’s Handpicked Angel’s Envy bottlings just arrived this week, and you do not want to miss them. Originally blended on St. Patrick’s Day, we were going to call them St. Patrick’s Blend #1 and #3, but Joey was upset his name didn’t appear on one so we now have St. Patrick’s Blend and St. Joseph’s Blend. On to the details:
Angel’s Envy is well known as a ex-Port cask finished bourbon. Both the standard bottling and other special blends are blended to perfection from three component whiskies:
A – is 6 year bourbon finished in port barrels for an additional 2 months
B – is 6 year bourbon finished in port barrels for an additional 4 months
C – is 6 year bourbon finished in port barrels for an additional 6 months
Along with these standard building blocks – and don’t get us wrong, they make amazing whiskey – we were also given some freedom to include a super secret fourth bourbon that is so secret we aren’t allowed to talk about. It’s a very powerful and assertive whiskey that takes over when we used more than a little bit in the test blends, but in low doses, gives a great backbone of fruit. So here are our blends with tasting notes:
St Pat’s is 50%B, 25% A, 15% C, 10% D
Sweet and candied on the nose with notes of new oak and creamed corn. On the palate, fat, rich, full bodied. Cooked peaches and red berries with a hint of spice, all leading to a long, rich and smooth finish.
St Joe’s is 40%B, 25% A, 25% C, 10% D
The drier of the two, and it shows on the spicy nose. More of that creamed corn character, or as Joe says, corn puddin’. Leaner and spicier on the palate, with a greath anise and black pepper quality. Of course, it’s Angel’s Envy, so there’s still a nice full sweetness to keep it balanced. Long on the finish, with more spice and oak on display.
The last time we offered a Handpicked Angel’s Envy, it sold out right away, so jump soon at the chance to grab these bottles.
Here’s your opportunity to grab an extra special bottle of Angel’s Envy. Binny’s is offering free in-store engraving on bottles of our special blends, and also on the standard Angel’s Envy bottling. Just stop by at one of these listed times:
Saturday, June 7, 1-3 Binny’s Lincoln Park
Sunday, June 8, 1-3 Binny’s Downers Grove
Saturday, June 14, 1-3 Binny’s Evergreen Park
Sunday, June 15, 1-3 Binny’s Naperville
Friday, June 20, 6-8 Binny’s Highland Park
Saturday, June 21, 12-2 Binny’s Skokie
Sunday, June 22, 1-3 Binny’s Willowbrook
Thursday, June 26, 6-8 Binny’s Schaumburg
Saturday, June 28, 12-2 Binny’s Niles
Sunday, June 29, 1-3 Binny’s Bloomingdale