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Glenfiddich Fire & Cane

Overall rating
83.71/100
votes
184
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 700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L32C 4716 2208
Barcode
5010327305585
Added on
18 Apr 2018 4:58 pm by vis
Colored

Average value

€ 50.66

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Whisky Reviews for Glenfiddich Fire & Cane

31 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.71 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. Dagobert scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

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

  5. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. dhillworth scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. Calmar scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    The aroma is very restrained, but the taste / finish is one step higher - very juicy, dense, thorough, sweet creamy-lemon whisky on an oak substrate with an admixture of smoky-peat motifs.
    • Nose
      Restrained, moist, light peat notes with damp metallic hues, like water in a rusty iron bucket, lemon peel, ash, dry boards, fresh herbal motifs, carpentry workshop, solvent, eucalyptus, grain.
    • Taste
      Dense, calm, old oak, vanilla, nuts, sweet creamy caramel notes, salt, leather goods, light ash and peat shades, lemon slice in sweet tea, very juicy.
    • Finish
      Spicy, warming, sweet cream with a light herbal sourness, lemon peel, vanilla, mint, a little ginger.

  8. praisethepasta scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Not to say spectacular, but just a very well made whisky, especially given the pricetag (around €40). It has the potential to be an absolute beast if it were given a more potent 46% ABV, so let's keep dreaming there might one day be a cask strength version of this.
    • Nose
      84 84
      peaty, licorice, young and wet wood, vanilla stick, garden herbs and floral (sage, buttercup), savory
    • Taste
      83 83
      balancing and doubting between the sweet rum notes and the peaty notes. Not very complex and a bit thin perhaps, but well rounded and quite enjoyable. bakery notes (spices, stewed fruit, cinnamon) counterpart the peaty notes (campfire mostly, with a very light earthiness to it)
    • Finish
      80 80
      rather short to medium long, dry with soft spices.

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

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

  10. 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!

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