On the nose, Barrell Craft Armida Bourbon Whiskey really impresses with sweet notes of carrot cake, dulce de leche, and chestnut honey. You can also detect blackberry and dried lime peel. Notes familiar to Sicilian amaro, such as fennel seed, aniseed, nutmeg, and cacao are also there.
The palate is inviting and offers flavors of blackstrap molasses, sambuca, and olive brine arriving first. The rich, dark character of this cigar builds steadily with date and chipotle flavors leading into pipe tobacco and walnut overtones. The amaro gives the drink a complex flavor, combining licorice root, gentian, and kola nuts with green cardamom.
Expect a dry finish of black tea, slate, and notes of green almond.