Angel’s Envy has kicked off a sustainability initiative to raise awareness for the increased need for a healthy and secure white oak population in Kentucky and around the region, as bourbon’s popularity grows both within the US and abroad, called Toast the Trees.
During Toast the Trees, Angel’s Envy pledges to plant one white oak tree for every photo of an Angel’s Envy drink or bottle posted using the hashtag #ToastTheTrees on social media throughout the month of September. This year, Angel’s Envy has doubled its goal to 20,000 hashtags for 20,000 new white oak trees planted and will once again plant more trees then it takes each year to make its bourbon.
The trees will be planted in the early spring of 2019 in Pulaski County, Kentucky with The Arbor Day Foundation and Green Forests Work. Since the program’s inception in 2014, Angel’s Envy has planted over 25,000 white oak trees in Kentucky.
Here is a sustainable recipe created by a Whiskey Guardian:
- 2 oz Angel’s Envy Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
- 1 oz Blanco or Bianco vermouth (like Dolin Blanc or Lacuesta Blanco)
- .75 flat sparkling wine syrup
- .75 fresh pressed lemon juice
- Shake all ingredients together, fine strain into coupe. Garnish with lemon oil
- Flat Sparkling Syrup: In service, flat champagne or sparkling wine is often thrown away because it is unserveable. Instead of wasting it, reserve it. Use 750 ml of champagne or sparkling, 100 g of peels from juiced lemons and add 500 ml sugar. Cook all together over low heat until incorporated, strain off peels.