Barrell Seagrass Martinique Rum, Madeira, and Apricot Brandy Finished, 59.65%

Price: $90 Issue: Fall 2021 Reviewer: David Fleming

Candied oranges and watermelon, pineapple, and confectionery shop meet tropical fruit grove, anchored by an earthy note of potpourri. There's sweetness on the palate, but a chile powder heat serves as counterweight when things become spicier—quite different from its dulcet start, though water evens out the balance. The finish reveals cinnamon-raisin cake and Christmas spice. There's generous spice and sweetness here, but at times a lack of balance.