Method & Madness Mulberry Cask Finish, 46%

Price: $116 Issue: Summer 2021 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

Substantial wood character, caramel-drizzled pecans, pears poached in red wine, and bananas Foster, balanced handsomely by the pot still spice. Sweet orchard fruits—from pulpy pear to a rounded Cox's apple note—plus dark toffee, the heat of red chiles, red currant, more wood, and milk chocolate. A soothing finish, with raisins and a flare of spices that linger with the fruit. Dark and wood-driven, but this never topples the balance. €95