I do not know how things are in your whiskey world, but in my friendly neighborhood liquor store times are tough. Trying to find a bottle of Buffalo Trace or Weller’s, for example, has been akin to finding a non-inebriated soul Saturday night on Bourbon Street. Fortunately, into this suffering world comes a hero on angel’s wings.

Angel’s Envy is a new bourbon in the Louisiana market inspired by an inaugural member of the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame. Legendary Master Distiller Lincoln Henderson spent a lifetime crafting fine spirits and this is his masterpiece. The 5% of spirit lost each year during barrel aging is called the “Angel’s Share.” After tasting this finished bourbon, Lincoln joked that we had finally gotten a better deal than the angels. And so Angel’s Envy was born.

As a small, independent company, the Louisville Distilling Company exercises a level of control over their spirits that many other larger distilleries are simply unable to. Each bottling of this spirit comes from hand-blended batches of only eight to twelve barrels at a time. Obviously, only the finest ingredients are used, but that is not enough. Angel’s Envy is finished in specially selected ruby port barrels.

Angels’ Envy is a special bourbon with Rich flavors and a warm, lingering finish. For my simple yet luxurious tastes, it is best enjoyed with a few ice cubes or a splash of branch water. This spirit, which is helping cure the Bourbon Crisis of 2014, will be welcome anytime and for years to come.