While this all sounds great, there is a catch we need to warn you about. As with all limited-edition spirits, there’s not a lot of this stuff to go around. Only 3,600 bottles for sale and those bottles will only be available at the Angel’s Envy distillery in downtown Louisville in addition to a select number of retailers in the state of Kentucky.“We chose Oloroso sherry casks because we believed the nutty notes from the Oloroso sherry would pair well with our bourbon.”To try and get your hands on a bottle, you’re going to have to be a member of 500 Main, the Angel’s Envy loyalty platform. A limited number of bottle reservations will be made available on February 12. Then, on February 15, the remaining bottles will go on sale and surely sell out in only a few hours. The sale officially starts at 8 a.m. in the morning, but we’re going to take a shot in the dark and say people are going to be lining up a bit before that to try and snag a bottle.If you’re a 500 Main member (you can sign up here), you’ll receive a special link for reservations. You’ll then be able to head over on February 15 to pick up your bottle, happily in your own line, separated from those that did not get a reservation or are simply hoping to snag a bottle of the limited edition whiskey.If you do manage to find a bottle, it’ll set you back a cool $200. If that sounds like a lot, just be glad that you’re not one of the ones that are going to have to buy it on the secondary market.Since you’ll be in Louisville to get a bottle, you might as well make a day of it. We’ve got plenty of options when it comes to bars and booze, but we also recommend checking out some killer Neapolitan pizza while you’re there, too. What You Need to Know About Sherry, According to an Expert If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? 9 Best Spirits For Spiked Apple Cider Editors’ Recommendations All the New Whiskies You Need to Drink This Fall Legent Bourbon Teams Up with Tokyo Butcher Kentaro Nakahara For their first new release in six years, Angel’s Envy looked across the ocean to Spain. Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Oloroso Sherry Casks is 50 percent alcohol by volume and was aged between four and 9 years before resting in the aforementioned Oloroso sherry casks between two and three years.“With our latest Angel’s Envy expression, we’ve taken inspiration from the Venenciador of Spain, whose exacting pull and pour of sherry is required to aerate the liquid in order to reveal its true character,” Wes Henderson, chief innovation officer and founder of Angel’s Envy, said in a statement. “We took a page from that book and chose to let this limited release rest for an extended finishing period in Oloroso sherry barrels, lengthening the oxidation process for a sophisticated level of flavor. We chose Oloroso sherry casks because we believed the nutty notes from the Oloroso sherry would pair well with our bourbon.”On the nose, you’ll find caramel, raisins, and hazelnuts. The palate is dry, with vanilla, caramel, and oak; the finish is long and lingering with sweet floral notes.
17 February 2010The head of the United Nations Joint Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) has called for a greater national response to the disease in Swaziland, which has the highest rate of HIV prevalence in the world, with more than one in every four people infected. The head of the United Nations Joint Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) has called for a greater national response to the disease in Swaziland, which has the highest rate of HIV prevalence in the world, with more than one in every four people infected.UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé has begun his visit to Southern Africa with a two-day stop in Swaziland to see first-hand the progress and challenges in fighting the spread of HIV/AIDS in a country where the infection rate is 26 per cent.The wider region is home to two thirds of the world’s HIV-positive population.The Southern African Development Community (SADC) set a target last year of halving new infections in the region by 2010. To meet this goal, the number of projected infections would have to fall from 1.15 million to about 575,000.Mr. Sidibé plans to see progress made, and explore options for joint UN action to intensify efforts to reduce new HIV infections.While in Swaziland, Mr. Sidibé met with Prime Minister Barnabas Sibusiso Dlamiani and the country’s health and finance ministers, who he urged to continue providing funding to AIDS programmes. UNAIDS reports that unless efforts are stepped up, three in every 100 people will be infected with HIV every year in Swaziland. In the 25-to-29 age group, one in two women are living with HIV, and so are nearly one in two men aged between 35 and 39.Mr. Sidibé also commended the King and the Queen Mother for their continued support of the HIV/AIDS effort.“There is also tangible evidence of progress in the HIV response in Swaziland,” Mr. Sidibé told King Mswati III. “This is particularly evident in the increase of numbers of people, notably pregnant women, who have access to treatment. Almost three out of four pregnant HIV positive women receive antiretroviral drugs to prevent transmitting the virus to their children. This is a significant achievement in Swaziland’s response to HIV.”Mr. Sidibé concluded his visit by meeting with civil society organisations, including representatives of groups of people living with HIV, women and youth organisations. He urged them to continue working closely with the Government to help mobilize resources and achieve further successes in the response to HIV.Mr. Sidibé heads next to Botswana and South Africa.