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Barrell Armida

Barrell Armida

Regular price $79.99 USD
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Limited Release.

Armida is a blend of three Straight Bourbon Whiskeys finished separately in pear brandy, Jamaican rum, and Sicilian amaro casks. Each release is blended to taste and bottled at true cask strength, resulting in subtle proof variations between blends. Elegant, lush, and multidimensional, Armida offers pleasures as rare as a perfect piece of tree-ripened fruit. 
 

Awards

  • Best Unique Barrel-Finished Bourbon at the L.A. Spirits Awards -2022
  • PLATINUM at the L.A. Spirits Awards -2022
  • Wine Enthusiast Rating of 95
  • 94 POINTS at the Ultimate Spirits Challenge - 2021
  • GOLD at the John Barleycorn Awards - 2021
  • GOLD at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition - 2021


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Flavor Notes

The ripe, floral pear notes provide a soft entrance into a whiskey that is adorned with hints of spice and arid citrus derived from the Amaro casks (and also the toasty bourbon itself). This mélange of flavor is framed by the tropical sweetness found in rum finished whiskeys.

  • Appearance

    Bright gold with a pale rim.

  • 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. As Sicily was once part of the Duchy of Savoy licorice, wormwood and chamomile are encountered here, in Savoy’s tradition of genepy and absinthe.

  • Palate

    Lush sweetness is kept in check by some 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

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