USbased craft distiller Angel’s Envy has launched Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Port Wine Barrels in some on-premise accounts in the UK.

Distribution of the bourbon whiskey is planned in Singapore, Australia and Canada this spring, and in Italy, France, Germany and Dubai later this year.

The initial launch will include a limited number of cases.

Angel’s Envy co-founder and chief innovation officer Wes Henderson said: Starting Angel’s Envy with my father and continuing the tradition with my sons has been an incredible journey, and we couldn’t be more proud to bring a piece of what we’re doing to some exciting places this year.

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“We’re passionate about honouring the great traditions of American whiskey and Kentucky Straight Bourbon, while always looking ahead to the innovations that will move the industry forward next. We know our international fans will help continue to inspire us as we move into this next chapter of Angel’s Envy.”

Commenting on the international launch, Angel’s Envy marketing director Jay Needham said: “We’ve seen an appetite for high-end American whiskey internationally, particularly in influential cocktail markets like London, Sydney, Montreal and Singapore.

“The emphasis Angel’s Envy places on finishing, similar to what some in these areas are more accustomed to seeing from Scotch, gives our bourbon a complex taste profile that uniquely positions us to become the choice American whiskey in these markets for mixing into high-end cocktails or enjoying neat.”

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Angel’s Envy’s products are available across all 50 US states.

Its product portfolio consists of Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon Finished in Port Wine Barrels and Angel’s Envy Rye Finished in Caribbean Rum Casks. Also, the company releases its limited-edition Angel’s Envy Cask Strength Kentucky Straight Bourbon Finished in Port Wine Barrels every year in the fall.

Angel’s Envy was co-founded by the late Master Distiller Lincoln Henderson and his son Wes Henderson in 2011. It opened its distillery in 2016 in downtown Louisville.