You can't talk about Angel's Envy without mentioning the sexy curves of the slim bottle or the pair of subtly sketched wings that grace its back. The exterior of the bottle is just as stellar as what's inside.
Brooklyn is probably not the first location that comes to mind when you think of bourbon, but the historic Red Hook neighborhood is where Widow Jane bourbon is distilled. According to the makers, it takes sweet water from tough rock to make great whiskey. And this spirit benefits from the mineral-rich water from the Widow Jane Limestone Mine in Rosendale, New York. But it gets even more diverse. The whiskey comes from Cacao Prieto, an artisan distillery in Red Hook that is known for producing exquisite bean-to-bar chocolate, along with cacao-based liqueurs and rums.
You'll find the aroma reminiscent of butter, cream and a bit of toffee with a finish of burnt orange and spice. Trust us, Dad will be thrilled to unwrap the Widow Jane.
Jefferson's Reserve offers up a medium bodied liquor that combines three different bourbons, resulting in a whiskey that brings to mind a bit of toasted corn, caramel, toffee and oak with a slightly sweet profile. The softly rounded bottle comes emblazoned with a colonial script and a tiny image of Thomas Jefferson's Monticello.
The 15-year aging period promotes a whiskey that's complex, elegant and sophisticated. Jefferson's has been around only since the late 1990s, so this is a chance for Dad to try one of the newer bourbons on the block.