Writers' Tears Cask Strength (2020 Release), 54.5%

Price: $145 Issue: Spring 2021 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

In its new embossed bottle, this year's vintage release has a complex, evolving nose with a huge hit of vanilla, backed by caramel, nuts, zesty citrus notes of lemon and lime, fragrant ginger root, white pepper, orange hard candies, and hints of marshmallow. Rich and indulgent flavors of shortbread, graham cracker, runny caramel, dried fruit, and citrus; the honeyed sweetness deepening to toffee notes, loading up with more fruit and nuts. (1,500 bottles)