Barrell Armida Cask Strength Bourbon Whiskey
*please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • creamy
  • sweet
  • tobacco
  • pear
  • cake
  • carrot
  • molasses
  • dry
  • lingering

Barrell Craft Spirits

Barrell Armida Cask Strength Bourbon Whiskey (0.75l, 56.77%*) *please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary

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An immensely complex yet all the more satisfying journey. You in?

Why is the extra letter “L" in Barrell Craft Spirits? Company founder — Joe Beatrice — just ain’t saying. But he will tell you all day long about his passion for the work that they do to preserve unique orphan casks of American Whiskey.

Founded in 2014, Barrell Craft Spirits scoops up extra casks of premium Bourbon and Rye and bottles ‘em up at full strength. Each batch is completely different. Sometimes the coolest casks on the market are Tennessee-style Whiskeys, sometimes they’re Kentucky Bourbon. The good stuff could be straight, or it could be a finished wood. The point is that they find the best odd lots and “left-overs” that would more likely be tossed into a generic blend and sell it to us in all of their glory.

Blending three Straight Bourbons that are finished in Pear Brandy, Jamaican Rum, and Sicilian Amaro casks respectively, Barrell Armida Bourbon Whiskey is named after Joe’s mother. Joe spent a lot of summers and autumns at her family’s farm and the orchard fruit moments definitely inspired the ripe, floral pear notes with spice and arid citrus that come from this fantastic blend. This is a journey for the palate, one could say. A complex one but all the more satisfying. Savor it with a drop of water and see why it got 94 points at the Ultimate Spirits Challenge in 2020 and Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2019.

*please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Bright gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Creamy and sweet notes of carrot cake, ripe pear, dulce de leche, and chestnut honey.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Lush sweetness with blackstrap molasses, sambuca, and olive brine.

Finish
Dry and lingering with green almond notes.

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  • creamy
  • sweet
  • tobacco
  • pear
  • cake
  • carrot
  • molasses
  • dry
  • lingering
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Sure, Kentucky gets all the press when it comes to Bourbon. And with good reason—nearly 95% of it is produced there. But Bourbon can be made anywhere as long as it's within the United States. Just ask states with budding distilleries like Illinois and New York.
Bourbons are very high in vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
Bourbon was declared "The Official Spirit of America" by an Act of Congress signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Sure, Kentucky gets all the press when it comes to Bourbon. And with good reason—nearly 95% of it is produced there. But Bourbon can be made anywhere as long as it's within the United States. Just ask states with budding distilleries like Illinois and New York.
Bourbons are very high in vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
Bourbon was declared "The Official Spirit of America" by an Act of Congress signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
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