Blackened + Willett Kentucky Straight Madeira Cask Finished, 54.8%

Price: $140 Issue: Winter 2021 Reviewer: Ted Simmons

The first in Blackened's collaborative Masters of Whiskey series. Pronounced cinnamon on the nose, with apple pie, candied berries, babka, cranberries, and fruitcake. There's more fruit and spice on the palate in the form of cinnamon Red Hots and candy apples, alongside spiced chocolate, bitter coffee, and pepper. The finish has long-lasting flavors of cocoa powder, blackberry cobbler, and additional spice. The big body benefits from some water.