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Glenfiddich Fire & Cane

Overall rating
83.66/100
votes
151
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Experimental Series No. 04
Bottled
22.08.2018
Casktype
Rum cask finish
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L32C 4716 2208
Barcode
5010327305585
Added on
18 Apr 2018 4:09 pm by vis

Average value

€ 50.33

67 × in wishlist

151 × member ratings

587 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenfiddich Fire & Cane

26 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.66 points

  1. wisekycourse scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    tasted too quickly, a good surprise:
    with fresh peat, fruit on the apple and sweet pear!, vanilla, spices making it a singular mixture, but no less interesting!

  2. LordBellamy scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Water: No, it's pretty thin

    Conclusion: And again a successful experiment that transfers Glenfiddich to another level. Harmonious and well-balanced, in the mouth then the surprising after the nose Torfexplosion, while he returns in the finish to its roots. But unfortunately too weak on the chest, why not fill a drop with 46%? Then this malt would have become a hit with a little more maturity.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Gentle, but noticeable dry smoke (charcoal fire, smoked bacon), preserved fruits such as peach, pineapple and apricot, malty and sugary sweetness of beet syrup (Grafschafter Goldsaft), overall very harmonious, but a bit thin
    • Taste
      85 85
      he starts with a marked sweetness of sugar and a fruit cocktail, then the smoke hits with unexpected violence, the smoke also has significantly more peat flavors than in the nose
    • Finish
      85 85
      unfortunately this is a bit too short, next to the peat smoke, of course, the sweetness comes through again, but this does not dominate, behind you can then notice with the pear notes, carried by some oak the typical Fiddich 12yo distillery character

  3. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Bresilliene

    The most recent release in the Experimental Series (already available in some market, but in Belgium only from January 2019 forward, unfortunately) is this Glenfiddich Fire & Cane. It is a very atypical Glenfiddich – so perfect for this series, eh? – because daringly peated. With its 8ppm (hence the ‘Fire’) this makes for a smoky Glenfiddich. The ‘Cane’ refers to the rum casks on which this Glenfiddich – after regular maturation on bourbon cask – was finished. I was able to try it at a fantastic Glenfiddich Experimental Series Tasting Experience in Brussels on the 17th October and was very pleasantly surprised.

    The nose starts very sweet on barley sugars, juicy peach, dried apricots, tinned pineapple and green banana. Then some bresilliene nuts and baked pear, soft spices from the wood and… there it is: a delicate smokiness with a salty note. Exotic and atypical and delicious.

    Wonderfully creamy and full-bodied, immediately sweet and spicy (toffee, baked pears, apples with cinnamon and cloves) in a smoky jacket. Yes, you can taste the rum notes. This is nicely balance and a very good combination.

    The finish takes me to a dying camp fire, where I slurp some hot mocha with a piece of toffee. The spices linger the longest: nutmeg, pepper and cloves.

    Not exactly what you would expect from Glenfiddich. A peaty Glenfiddich on rum cask: doesn’t have to get much crazier than this. But when it’s this good, you can only call it a successful experiment. This bottle will lighten up many a cold winter’s evening.

  4. dr.mad scored this whisky 73 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      73 73
    • Finish
      71 71

  5. Achany scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    sweet Glenfiddich, very complex and gentle, blossoms, vanilla, sweet green gruits, and then there is some peat! the peat it not overwhelming, just hints of it in there, but that mingels perfectly whith the light Glenfiddich style of this younger Single Malt. With a higher ABV this might have been even better ... but that is just an uneducated guess. Real fine dram!

  6. Dottore scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Delicious Glenfiddich with a fair price. Roasted aromas on the nose, freshly roasted cocoa. Somewhat floral-flowery and quite fresh-fruity. Glenfiddich typical apple and some pears. Bread notes. Gentle on the palate, too gentle for me, 46 or 48% would have been desirable here, Glenfiddich gave away a lot of potential, incomprehensible! Light oak, some vanilla and cinnamon. White chocolate. Apricot. The finish is subtly bitter. Cocoa and rather short. Conclusion: Beautiful whisky, which unfortunately was not allowed to fully develop its potential. Nevertheless, successful experiment! 83 points

  7. Dris scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. Azraelbleu scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

  9. Tano77 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. Mark Renton scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

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