Barrell Craft Spirits Bourbon Armida NV 750ml

size
750ml
country
United States
region
Kentucky
UBC
94
UBC
94
Rated 94 by Ultimate Beverage Challenge
Shows a complex aroma of fresh orchard fruits, baked molasses, ripe lychee, coconut custard, and toffee brittle. The palate starts out sweet with chewy notes of baked corn, tropical fruit, and oak shavings before finishes with a pleasant, gently medicinal character. (Finalist) - 2021 ULTIMATE SPIRITS CHALLENGE ... More details
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Barrell Craft Spirits Bourbon Armida NV 750ml

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UBC
94
UBC
94
Rated 94 by Ultimate Beverage Challenge
Shows a complex aroma of fresh orchard fruits, baked molasses, ripe lychee, coconut custard, and toffee brittle. The palate starts out sweet with chewy notes of baked corn, tropical fruit, and oak shavings before finishes with a pleasant, gently medicinal character. (Finalist) - 2021 ULTIMATE SPIRITS CHALLENGE
Winery
Armida began as an experiment, trying to make a dream whiskey come to fruition: What flavors and aromas are we most excited to find in bourbon? Where in the world of spirits do those flavors exist? Can we finish and blend whiskeys to tease the subtle flavors we are looking for from the edges of perception into the forefront? More than a year later we find ourselves with a whiskey with subtle hints of spice and orchard fruit we chase in bourbons amplified into balance and power we have never found before. ? Armida is a blend of three Straight Bourbon Whiskeys finished separately in Pear Brandy, Jamaican Rum, and Sicilian Amaro Casks. 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. 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. While constructing the blend for this whiskey, Joe was taken by how nostalgic some of the combinations of flavors were. Joe’s mother’s family had a farm in the northeast where he would often spend time in the summer and autumn. These brisk, orchard fruit memories inspired many of the first test blends and so, Joe named the project after his mother’s formal name, Armida. FLAVOR NOTES Neat 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. ? With a few drops of spring water Even more herbal complexity arises, notably clove, tonka bean, catnip and sassafras. With the heat in check, the full sweetness of the palate reveals maple syrup, candied ginger, and chicory coffee. The finish grows juicier, with bright grenadine fading to juniper berry.
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size
750ml
country
United States
region
Kentucky
Overview
Rated 94 - Shows a complex aroma of fresh orchard fruits, baked molasses, ripe lychee, coconut custard, and toffee brittle. The palate starts out sweet with chewy notes of baked corn, tropical fruit, and oak shavings before finishes with a pleasant, gently medicinal character. (Finalist) - 2021 ULTIMATE SPIRITS CHALLENGE
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Country: United States

The first European settlers to consider growing grapevines in the United States must have been delighted when they discovered the now famous wine regions within California, Oregon and elsewhere. Not even in the Old World are there such fertile valleys, made ideal for vine cultivation by the blazing sunshine, long, hot summers and oceanic breezes. As such, it comes as little surprise that today more than eighty-nine percent of United States wines are grown in the valleys and on the mountainsides of California, where arguably some of the finest produce in the world is found. However, American wine does not begin and end with California, and due to the vast size of the country and the incredible range of terrains and climates found within the United States, there is probably no other country on earth which produces such a massive diversity of wines. From ice wines in the northern states, to sparkling wines, aromatized wines, fortified wines, reds, whites, rosés and more, the United States has endless surprises in store for lovers of New World wines.
Customer Reviews
Customer Reviews
The pear brandy finish is a bit too much. Overpowers all the other notes.

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01/12/22
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