Barrell Armida / Straight Bourbon Finished in Pear Brandy, Jamaican Ru (DC ONLY)
usa / 112.1 proof / 750 ml
Maybe you think all bourbon tastes the same. There's some truth to that. Production standards and laws ensure that most straight bourbon isn't bad, and has certain characteristic flavors. Barrell's Armida is here to blow up that notion, with three distinct barrel finishes on one bourbon that yield a spirit in the glass that will make you question everything you thought you knew about what bourbon can be. And, in this case, that's not a bad thing. Sweet pear on the nose and that distinctive Jamaican rum funk will make you wonder what you're getting yourself into, and amazingly, they're well integrated together and intoxicatingly perfumed. Still, you might fear an excessively sweet bourbon, and thankfully, that's not the case. What starts off as sweet on the palate quickly changes over to rich, dry, dark cocoa, and an equally pleasant dry finish that is the perfect denouement to this delightful little roller-coaster ride.
Available only for pickup or delivery in Washington, D.C.