By now, you're probably familiar with Angel's Envy, those beautiful bottles with the angel wings gracing the back of the glass. The port cask finish that gives it a unique, easy sipping taste. Now imagine all of that, but at 127.9 proof. Angel's Envy Cask Strength Bourbon is just that, but it's only released once a year, and this year, the yield is only 7,500 bottles. So do whatever you can do locate and sample one of the best barrel proof bourbons available before it's long gone, until next year.
Usually, if you're talking about a wheated bourbon from the now extinct Stitzel-Weller Distillery, it's Pappy Van Winkle that you're referencing. But John E. Fitzgerald Very Special Reserve Bourbon fits that same criteria, and might garner the same attention as well. Heaven Hill acquired 12 barrels from the old distillery when they bought the Old Fitzgerald line, and those barrels were aged for 20 years before they produced a very limited 3,000 bottles of bourbon. Each of these hard to find bottles are housed in a handmade wooden box with die-cut keyholes and hinged doors that close with magnets — increasing the appeal for this sought after product even more.