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Barrell Armida

SKU 01caaa210d5a Categories Whiskey, Spirits Tag Barrell Armida

$82.99

Size
750ml, bottle

Barrell Armida stands out as an exceptional bourbon, guiding you through a captivating flavor adventure. It comprises a fusion of three distinct straight bourbons, each uniquely matured in unconventional barrels: pear brandy, Jamaican rum, and Sicilian amaro. This limited release offers a complex taste profile with notes of ripe pear, tropical sweetness, spice, and a hint of citrus.

Description

Barrell Armida isn’t your typical bourbon. Inspired by the bounty of autumn orchards, it’s a limited-edition blend that takes your taste buds on a vibrant journey. Imagine this: crisp autumn air, sunlight filtering through golden leaves, and the sweet aroma of ripening pears. That’s the essence of Barrell Armida captured in a bottle.

On the Nose

The first whiff is an explosion of ripe pear, courtesy of the pear brandy cask finish.  This is followed by a wave of warm, comforting notes like creamy carrot cake, rich dulce de leche, and a touch of honeyed sweetness. Hints of blackberry and dried lime peel add a touch of complexity, while subtle whispers of anise and other botanicals peek through, hinting at the influence of the Sicilian amaro casks.

On the Palate

The initial sweetness from the pear and rum softens, revealing a rich core of flavor built on the base bourbon. Imagine a luxurious blend of tropical fruits like mango and pineapple, interlaced with hints of baking spices like nutmeg and cinnamon. A subtle earthiness from the amaro casks emerges, offering a pleasant counterpoint to the sweetness. As you savor, a touch of dried citrus peel adds a refreshing brightness, while the underlying bourbon peeks through with subtle notes of seasoned oak and a hint of dryness.

The Finish

The finish is long and warming, lingering with echoes of pear, spice, and a touch of oak. It’s a satisfying conclusion that leaves you wanting to come back for another sip.

 

Additional information

Product Type

Whiskey

Style

Bourbon

abv

56.77%

Country

United States

Region

Kentucky

Brand

Barrell Craft Spirits

Size

750ml, bottle

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Tasting Notes

Nose

Nose

Opens with creamy and sweet notes of carrot cake, dulce de leche, and chestnut honey. The pear brandy's influence inflects the core aroma, with poached pear leading blackberry and dried lime peel. Shimmering at the edges are countless herbs and dusty spices. Notes familiar to Sicilian Amari, such as fennel seed, aniseed, nutmeg, and cacao are there.

Palate

Palate

Lush sweetness is kept in check by some of the sandy tannin and high strength. Here, the rum takes center stage, with blackstrap molasses, sambuca, and olive brine arriving first, The rich dark character builds with date and chipotle leading into pipe tobacco and walnut. The amaro is never far behind, exhibiting licorice root, gentian, green cardamom, and kola nut.

Finish

Finish

Green almond enriches an otherwise dry finish of black tea and slate.