Home

Barrell Armida Review

Tasting Notes & Ratings

Expert Rating: 83Highly Rated Bourbon Ratings Key

Barrell Armida Photo

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.

See Reviews by the People, Below Review This Whiskey

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

Click this button to find Bourbons or other whiskeys that might be similar in taste profile. Results below. Don't forget our Bourbon search engine where you can search by flavor profile.

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

Review This Whiskey

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
Card image cap
Provide Feedback

Would you mind giving us feedback? What do you like or dislike about the website? How can we make it better? What features would you like to see added?

How to Host a Bourbon Tasting Event for Friends

Bourbon is to be enjoyed with friends. When you combine friendship with a bourbon tasting, the enjoyment of the event is kicked up a notch. However, what is the best way to host a bourbon tasting? Wha...Read More

Battle of the Oak-Centric Bourbons: Barrel Vantage vs. 2XO The Phoenix Blend

In the months prior to this writing, I was exposed to two very good oak-dominant bourbons: Barrell Vantage and 2XO - The Phoenix Blend. After letting the most recent purchase of 2XO open up a bit, I...Read More

Willett Pot Still Reserve Bourbon Review

I had never reviewed or tasted Willett Pot Still Reserve previously. For years they always sourced their bourbon and, from my understanding, sourced from various locations. So, reviewing it would mean...Read More