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Barrell Armida Review

Tasting Notes & Ratings

Expert Rating: 83Highly Rated Bourbon Ratings Key

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Distillery Tasting Notes

Made by Barrell Craft Spirits LLC ~ Barrell Craft Spirits

Armida is a journey for the palate: from a brisk northern orchard to an ancient island, it ends up exactly where we intended, with an immensely complex and satisfying whiskey.

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Additional Notes

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.

Details

Proof: around 113.9
Alcohol by volume (ABV): around 56.95%
Aged: Undisclosed
Mash Bill: Undisclosed
Retail (MSRP): Provide this info

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Reviews by the People of Barrell Armida

 

86 Highly Rated Bourbon Quick Tasting Notes on Barrell Armida (Neck Pour)

Mark Pringle - I am finally getting to Barrell Armida. Quick thoughts. I’m not sure what the mash bill is, but Barrell Armida is GOOD; pear, apricot, and salted caramel palate were the first things to hit me. Fruity, floral, and a little buttery on the pal...Read More

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Ratings Key

Ratings breakdown based on a 100 point scale.

  • 90-100 Exceptional
  • 80-89 Very Good
  • 70-79 Average
  • 60-69 Below Average
  • 50-60 Drain Pour
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