Glenfiddich Fire & Cane

Overall rating
82.62/100
votes
588
Whiskybase ID
WB111092
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 700 ml 750 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L32C 4716 2208
Barcode
5010327305585
Added on
18 apr 2018 4:58 pm by Vis2020
Colored

Average value

€ 50.40

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Whisky reviews for Glenfiddich Fire & Cane

71 users have left 71 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 82.62 points.

  1. MarcinCh scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Light golden color. It's a bit oily.
    • Nose
      81 81
      Fresh fruit of the orchard. Apples and pears. All lined with light smoke. Over time, there is more smoke. Some ash. Maybe a little salt.
    • Taste
      80 80
      It is not oily. There is clear smoke, sweet. Caramel. Salt. Salty caramel. Ash. Spices. Pepper. Maybe some fruit in the background, but it's all covered in ash and smoke.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Smoke. Caramel. Salt. Salty caramel. Spices. Black pepper. Spice. Medium-long finish.

  2. Bembel scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Malty with a slight sweetness. Subtle smoke (estimate around 10 - 15 ppm). Tropical fruits, peppermint and aniseed.
    • Taste
      Gentle with ash smoke. citrus. Orange. Oak. Great aroma of rum.
    • Finish
      medium length Orange. Rather flat.

  3. Baileij scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  4. JNuyts scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. JoshNRW scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    I wouldn't let the marketing fool me and pay 50 euros for these bottles because you think you're getting something special here. This is a very drinkable standard that doesn't offer much, but doesn't go far wrong either.
    But for 50 euros you can also get 1.5 bottles of Talisker 10 or 1.5 bottles of Glendronach 12, a liter of Glenfarclas 18 or a bottle of Glenfarclas 15, all of which offer a little more depth and a little more complexity - so that on a good day you can have a drink here too can find real pleasure.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Immediately after pouring into Blenders, I am greeted with a surprising amount of smoke. But that wears off very quickly and fruits of creamy apricot and peach are in the foreground. After that there isn't much more and overall it's rather thin and not really complex - but not bad either. You can tell that it's not particularly old and the alcohol is also evident. He'll get a point better over time.
    • Taste
      84 84
      A thin start, but which offers an interplay between sweetish, tingling fruit and light smoke. But again, no depth or real complexity.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Short

  6. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2022/04/13/loose-ends-spring-2022/

    C: This one won’t change your life, but it’ll keep you company in the wee small hours. A gentle sweet dram, I find it similar to JW Green > Black in calibre and comfort.

  7. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    23.03.2022. blind
    • Nose
      Medium-strength cold smoke, herbs, honey, these are rather unusual herbs, is that sage or something?, herbal candy, it's somehow medicinal, but not at all in the direction of Laphi - somehow completely different, somehow I have a kind of ointment or something something in the head, something like marigold ointment
    • Taste
      Honey, caramel, apricot, lemon, herbs, some salt, smoke, ash

  8. Obynapewno scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
      Apples, roasted young wood, vanilla, a bit of peach and toffee
    • Taste
      82 82
      Peat, wood, citrus, apple
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium, a little smoke, wood and lemon

  9. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Notes from a blind tasting.

    Overall thin, simple. A very uncomfortable nose for me. This could also be a simple blend.
    • Nose
      77 77
      Unusual, somewhat cheesy. Little fruit, hints of smoke - or is that a heavily toasted cask (STR)?
    • Taste
      79 79
      Soft, mild, with time light oak spice on the tongue, artificial fruit sweetness, a little honey in combination with ash.
    • Finish
      78 78
      In short, oak towards charcoal, goes under quickly.

  10. PuddingmitHaut did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Strange artificial sweetness, somehow salty, bready, cheese, also has something greasy... slowly the snack plate is complete. Definitely has character.
    • Taste
      Soft on the palate, sweet with some caramel and honey, no cheese, a hint of chilled ash.
    • Finish
      This remains in the finish but does not last long.

  11. Hsh scored this whisky 74 points Expert Junior

    Smoky, but not iodine-like medicinal smell, Speyside's strange pit smell + subtle sweet smell

    Wine & More Cheongdam Branch Tasting 7/17 with Jaehong

  12. JBKwb scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      80 80

  13. WhiskyShaman scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    I'm pretty ambivalent about Glenfiddich and I was suspicious that this NAS bottling was an exercise in marketing.

    I'm glad to be wrong. This was much better than I was prepared for.

    The nose more or less gives the game away immediately, showcasing the very capable profile mixing of the sweet rum cask finish and the smokey peated spirit.

    This continues throughout, bringing in more tones to highlight one or the other, all while maintaining balance and not stealing focus.

    The tail is the least pronounced, but still does enough to maintain the dual narrative and not be conspicuously short.

    A successful experiment that seems to have been warmly recieved by most and the perfect foil to my cynicism.
    • Nose
      Orange blossom, orange oil furniture polish, clove, raisin, barbecued boar, distant stables, vanilla
    • Taste
      Sugar cane, fruit cocktail in syrup, spun sugar, oily smoke, cloves, cinnamon, leather
    • Finish
      Oak astringency, bitter ash and minor cocoa, fading spices and charred and salted tropical fruits.

  14. AdamsB scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A composition of peat whisky with malts matured in bourbon casks and finished in Latino rum casks. This is the fourth edition of the Experimental Series series, which was released in the summer of 2018. They are bottled without an age indication in an unusual, two-color glass - darker closer to the base and brightening towards the neck.
    • Nose
      Peat, a gust of smoke from a seaside campfire. It is diversified by a note of sweet toffee and a bouquet of fresh, tropical fruits and light spiciness.
    • Taste
      oak, caramel, green fruit, sweet baked apple, peat and soft smoke.
    • Finish
      Moderate finish, dominated by notes of vanilla cream, summer fruit, peat smoke, cinnamon, cloves and intense oak.

  15. Kraddell scored this whisky 76 points Expert Junior

    Pours a clear yellow. Scent is full, intense smoke, firewood like. Taste is full, very intense. Mild wmoked wood, very woody on top of the smoke - making a very cool combo. Refined, tad fruity. A perfect drink for winter, picture drinking this next to a firepit and you're facing a great night!

  16. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      83 83

  17. Dutchdram scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      Smoke from a campfire in the Highland hills complemented by a light peaty scent. Followed by lemon zest. Lovely sweet toffee candy. And at the end light spicy note.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Smokeyyyy. Some more toffee candies complemented with caramel sweetness. Now it gets a bit oaky with some baked apples. At the end a light peppery taste.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium-long. Campfire smoke stays for a bit in your mouth. Also the sweet notes of toffee and light vanilla.

  18. Don Cassi scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Sweet and sour on the nose with a good portion of smoke (between Ardmore and Islay). Behind it light fruit notes.

    Very sweet in the mouth and the fruity notes are more present. In addition, a nice note of vanilla develops.

    In the finish there is a flood of light fruits, then with and with a light oak note, which is expressed in chocolate. Behind it a very slightly ashy note.
    Length: 7/10

    Nice Speyside smoker who brings a little more facets to the selection of the smoky bulkheads. The smoke differs slightly from the clear, clean smoke of the Highlanders and the maritime, violent smoke of the Islay representatives. I would have expected more pronounced fruit notes from the rum barrel.

    Fades wonderfully with the Project 20 ;-)

    Grade: 2

  19. Saftkenner scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    A very special experiment. The result is a very atypical Glenfiddich, not only because of the smoke but also because of the unpleasant alcohol sharpness and the bitterness in the finish.
    • Nose
      81 81
      Cold smoke from the campfire, not strong but easily noticeable. Unusually alcoholic for a Glenfiddich, downright stings in the nose. Pear, quince, light grapes, vanilla, sugary oak spice, dried herbs, honey. As the temperature increases, the aroma becomes even more acidic.
    • Taste
      79 79
      Obvious smoke, more than expected. Very spicy for only 43% and astringent. Unripe pears and apples, orange.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Medium-long finish. Light smoke. Very bitter (chewed grape seeds), some honey and orange.

  20. michevinyl scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Easy going and nice, nice flavors. Affordable.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Light wood smoke, peach, pineapple pie, burnt sugar.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Simple but delicate, light smoke, herbs, lemon tea, cooked pears.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium, slightly spicy, mint, dry smoke, suede, toffee.

  21. Malthead19 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    - a very special Glenfiddich
    - quite successful as an experiment, next to the 125th anniversary the 2nd slightly smoky GF that I drank
    - The character is quite strong, less fruity, more spicy and volume, you don't notice much about the rum in particular
    - is more in the direction of bourbon storage
    • Nose
      Spice, light wood odor, forest berries, caramel, creme brulee, very subtle smoke odor
    • Taste
      sweetish strong start, toffee, vanilla, a lot of spice, getting dry, the very subtle smoke taste can also be felt here
    • Finish
      medium-long, powerful finish;
      long spicy, drying aftertaste

  22. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  23. davidloosli scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Interesting, but the balance is off and it's too bitter
    • Nose
      Pineapple, light peat bitterness, walnut, tangerine, a dash lemon, herbal freshness, TicTac
    • Taste
      something burned (HOW'D IT GET BURNED), add tropical fruits, orange, pretty sour, very bitter nut, muscle ointment
    • Finish
      too bitter, add some fruit sourness, soot

  24. TheWhiskyDungeon scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      wood tones, earthy, banana, creme brulee, smoky, straw, grass, pine, sour
    • Taste
      watery, warm, toffee, cloves, fried banana, campfire, roasted pineapple, oily, cinnamon, wood, light pepper, cane sugar

  25. claymore84 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 11-23-2020.

  26. WhiskyBjorn83 scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    03-07-2020
    • Nose
      74 74
      vanilla, pepper
    • Taste
      77 77
      vanilla, pepper
    • Finish
      75 75
      vanilla, pepper

  27. diamond2000 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Aroma: open, quite intense, even with a young impudence, immediately tarry and cindery notes, solid, followed by sweet and sour fruit - figs, dates, mango, apple jam, overripe pear, melon. A little off, - malt sweetness, freshly baked white bread. During the tasting process, the phenolic component almost disappears from the aroma, sometimes appearing phantomically.

    Taste: sweet ash, spicy, honey, spices, cinnamon, a little white pepper, drying from pears and apples, sweet peaches, all this is abundantly processed with smoke, slightly mineral and oak, oily.

    Finish: medium length, but without pressure, smoked dried fruit, slightly bitter zest, ash, spices, continues the taste, leaving the sweetness in a pleasant bitterness.

    Rating: 84

    Bottom line: a successful experiment with smoked malt and rum, fat multifruit malt, phenolicity almost disappears in the aroma and adds facets to the taste.

  28. Mr. D. scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Rum did not find.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  29. lucero scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  30. robbert88 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    On the nose delicious sweet tones. Peach, pineapple, ripe pears and a small woody odor. Deeper in the glass, a slight hint of smoke.

    Clearly more smoke in the palette than you can smell on the nose. Clear rum influences in this whisky.

    Deliciously sweet with fruit and some pepper and cinnamon spicy.

    Some salted caramel & butterscotch.

    Along with the smoke and the rum taste very good and nice.

    The aftertaste may be a bit short. The spicyness stays with you the longest. The smoke decreases nicely and slowly.

  31. Squinugie scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  32. BeatF scored this whisky 83 points Photo Moderator

    As with Project XX, the countless filling nuances (marked with the different bottle codes; for me L 32 D 4154 2002 1952) make comparability difficult. This may explain the partial "dispute" as to whether you can smell smoke or not, although the former name of the war "fire & cane" would also suggest ... For me there was clearly a little incense!
    • Nose
      Immediately a campfire over a mighty fruity base (figs, raisins, apples and other ripe fruits). Crystallized honey. Wonderfully balanced, clearly composed.
    • Taste
      Fruity with a light incense in the background, citrus fruits are now added.
    • Finish
      Everything is now even more balanced and powerful. Apples, figs, honey, licorice, salt and: In my opinion, the clear amount of smoke can no longer be denied here. From my memory, the whole thing has something comparable to the Jura Superstition (at least the older versions, unfortunately I have not yet tasted the newer ones). Honey / wax, salt and not too strong smoke result in a mixture in which, depending on the degustant, one part can subjectively outweigh the other.

  33. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    fair puddle
    for me it's not a successful experiment and it's not because of the smoke
    Glenfiddich + Rum + Rauch that doesn't fit, but with Rum you can see it on the Gran Reserva
    not a purchase candidate
    • Nose
      But there is less smoke over time, more ham, sweetness, light molasses, scorched plastic, mineral
    • Taste
      round and soft on the palate
      no more smoke, sweet, brown bananas, light leather, mint / menthol, rum flavors, large spices / herbs (from rum?)
    • Finish
      medium long
      Molasses, menthol, green notes, earthy (dry) / mineral, oak comes, spicy

  34. Scherenschnitte scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Peated Glenfiddich matured in bourbon barrels and finished in Latin rum casks? Okay, sign me up. I was drinking socially but was pleasantly surprised by this offering (maybe because I had such low expectations to start). Very sweet on the nose. Salted caramel. Baked pears. Some mild rum funk, tropical fruits, bananas. Similar notes on the palate - slightly thin mouthfeel, mild smoke, sweet notes for sure (brown sugar/molasses), mild rum funk, baked apples, peppery. ⁣

    I'm unashamed to admit that I thought this was a pretty decent pour. It's young and could benefit greatly from some extra aging. Probably would make the flavors more harmonious

    I'd rate it around 84-ish range, but I'd kill for a 10-12 year cask strength (or 46% abv) release of this! Glenfiddich, you can do it!

  35. MadScientist scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      82 82

  36. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Curious swatch. You rarely see smoky Glenfiddick ...
    • Nose
      Wool, farmyard, old leather, smoke, tar, fudge.
    • Taste
      Smoked meats, lemon and rye bread.
    • Finish
      Medium, dry, with hints of smoke, spices, malt, fudge. At the end, some oak and phenols again.

  37. gustundag scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
      Med- nose
      Smoky
    • Taste
      84 84
      Dried fruits
      Salty
    • Finish
      83 83
      With finish

  38. mema82 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  39. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A nice addition to the Glenfiddich Core Range. Very good to drink and amazingly intense in the mouth. I like it quite well.
    • Nose
      creamy, vanilla, slightly molasses, quite light and simple, slightly ashen smoke, but only as an undertone, apple, both rum influence and smoke not very dominant, generally sweet, overall quite pleasant to smell
      after the first sip of intense vanilla, also slightly banana
    • Taste
      oily and creamy, clear smoke, ashy again, also here more rum, molasses, sour, vanilla, not so sweet, apple, slightly dry, the 43% are here a starch that transports the taste quite well
    • Finish
      Dry, dry, slightly sticky, yes again ash, and this dry ash also lasts the longest

  40. ezioaudit scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

  41. Dagobert scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  42. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  43. dhillworth scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

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

  44. 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.

  45. praisethepasta scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    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.

  46. dr.mad scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

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

  47. wisekyofcourse 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!

  48. 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!

  49. 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

  50. Dris scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  51. Azraelbleu scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

  52. Tano77 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

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

  53. Mark Renton scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  54. schengel10 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    An obviously partly young, but nevertheless good and interesting Speyside- Malt - Successful series - fair price!
    • Nose
      83 83
      fruity (peach, apricot), malt, spice, very soft wood smoke;
    • Taste
      83 83
      intense tingling fruity onset, yellow fruit, juicy oranges, spices, oak, subtle smoke, cereals, malt; complex;
    • Finish
      83 83
      a short, sweet, malty finish!

  55. RobIsrael scored this whisky 60 points Member Senior

    This is not whisky, it is more some old lady's parfum. I am sorry but this kind of marketing juice is not for me.

  56. Kachnak scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  57. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    The colour is amber. The nose starts with light peat notes, and goes through perfume to berries, sweet fruits, caramel and spices notes. The palate is sweet with light peated smoke, spices, sweet fruits and coal dust notes. The finish is long, sweet and peaty with spices, sweet fruits, berries and coal notes. Fire & Cane has good balance between sweetness and light peatness. I like it! I gave 86 points.

  58. uap304 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Very pleasant and enjoyable, really exactly what you would hope for in looking at the label. It's got a layer of peat contrasting with the distillery character, but super well-balanced. There's boatloads of sweetness from the rum calls, but not in a cloying way. Really digging this whisky, and before I knew it the bottle was gone. Very worthy of a permanent spot in the lineup, as well as on the shelf.
    • Nose
      Fresh, crisp, "Highland" peat of course, never overwhelming, with subtle spiced fruits, cinnamon apples, fruitcake, rum cake naturally, but mostly the sweet sweet peat. Definitely not a peat monster but it's always pleasingly present.
    • Taste
      Rounded and oily, gonna be good. Crisp and refreshing, bright floral notes with phenolic peaty overtones. Strong sweetness with vanilla, honey, and bruleed sugar, some parfait fruits and berries. More of a "Glenfiddich 18" experience on the palate. YUMMO.
    • Finish
      Rather quick, pleasantly spicy, dry, fading into smoky vanilla cream. Incroyable! Loving this. Very satisfying, so so enjoyable. Right up there with the excellent Bourbon Barrel Reserve release.

  59. maltwhisky_de scored this whisky 87 points Newbie

    Glenfiddich has passed this fire test grandly: Smoky and sweet notes combine in the Fire & Cane into a great whisky. While the Malt appeared sweeter in the Nosing, the smoke came out stronger in the Tasting. Still much lighter and more accessible than a typical Islay whisky. A clear buy recommendation also for those who want to slowly approach the subject of peat whiskys.

    You can read the complete review here: https://www.maltwhisky.de/glenfiddich-fire-cane/
    • Nose
      The Fire & Cane welcomes us with sweet and spicy notes and serves us tangerines on the silver platter. In addition salty caramel, orange peel and gingerbread garnish with sugared sweet cocktail cherries. Behind a fine trail of wood smoke.
    • Taste
      Fine smoke and fruity sweetness are also very balanced in the taste. We taste the pulp of oranges and again tangerines. The caramel has also found its way into the mouth, this time paired with Butterspekulatius. The malt is overall fine smoky and not so much peaty. If the contained whisky is younger, at least you do not notice it.
    • Finish
      On the finish, the Glenfiddich Fire & Cane is slightly mineral, but remains mild and accessible.

  60. dandan798 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    I found this one to be lacking in strength and complexity. By no means bad but I am a little disappointed.
    • Nose
      77 77
      smoke, sweet, fruit, apple, grapes, citrus,
    • Taste
      83 83
      sweet, grapes, citrus, smoke, apple, honey, vanilla, cinnamon, molasses, heather,
    • Finish
      78 78
      fruit, smoke, pear, grapes, oak, honey, spice, floral, chocolate

  61. 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

  62. King_of_Grill scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
      Light fruits, strong alcohol, very light smoke in the background
    • Taste
      80 80
      Spicy, sweet
    • Finish
      79 79
      Light smoke mates with a light sweetness, medium long, behind a slight bitterness

  63. ctu scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Harmonious, but slightly thin. The rum is not exaggerated, the peat is well too.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Peat, waxy fruits, camphor, salted caramel, Haribo and spicy oak.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Peat, milk caramel and fruits. Massive spices, mainly pepper. Fresh eucalyptus.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium length, peaty, spicy.

  64. berarith73 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  65. Georges scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Some smoke peat, fruity, sweet, butterscotch, tiger balm
    • Taste
      Smoky, fruity, sultanas, sweet, toffee, pepper
    • Finish
      Long, sweet, fruity, smoky, salty, oaky, peppery

  66. Dominique69 scored this whisky 85 points Photo Moderator

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

  67. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Surprisingly wild after the relatively harmonious nose. I like it, the peat level is set correctly ... this is not a peat monster but it is already much more than just nuances. The fruitiness is nice in the nose, otherwise it is a spice bomb. The rum has relatively little to say here, in my opinion. Another successful Glenfiddich.
    • Nose
      Very fruity nose, gummy bears, jelly pear, flowery, but also clear hints of peat, cloves, spices on the whole very sweet, but with the appropriate kick.
    • Taste
      Amazingly tart after the nose, this is where I also like to taste the rum for the first time. Dry, tart, spices, pepper, a relatively strong smoke, some eucalyptus.
    • Finish
      Very long on peat, a little bitter oak, black pepper, spices and some wood.

  68. 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.

  69. rolabob scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  70. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Oh yes, this is another successful experiment by the folks from Dufftown! Reminds me of the first experiment, Glenfiddich IPA. Instead of the filigree notes of citrus and hops, here you find a perfect combination of sweet rum flavours, juicy fruit and gentle smoke. Indeed, the fine peat smoke very nicely supports the fruity, malty and sweet aromas of this bottling, without standing in the foreground. Very nice to drink, dangerously palatable.

    https://www.whisky-connaisseur.de/2018/10/04/glenfiddich-fire-cane-experimental-series-04-2018/
    • Nose
      Sweet start on the nose with malted barley, toffee and fresh peaches and apricots, nicely mixed with notes of slightly roasted pears and bananas. The smoke is very discreet with soft peat, tender oak spice and lingering exotic rum flavours in the back. A very appealing nose!
    • Taste
      Deliciously sweet on the palate with barley sugar, toffee, baked yellow apples and pears, all nicely wrapped in soft peat smoke. Then warming spices emerge with oak, pepper, subtle nutmeg and tender cloves.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium long, warm and sweet with barley sugar and toffee, accompanied by lingering and gentle campfire smoke.

      With water: Less smoky on the nose when a few drops of water are added. Quite fruity with lots of apples and pears, complemented with sweet notes of malted barley. Still sweet and fruity on the palate, however, the warming spiciness with oak, black pepper and nutmeg comes to the fore with noticeable more peat smoke in the background. The finish is a bit shorter with warming notes of sweet toffee, rum and a whiff of smoke.

  71. svenske2015 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Glenfiddich says:

    "Peated spirit, finished in a latin rum cask

    - 43% abv

    - price: between 12y and 15y

    - launch: august 2018

    - matured in American oak refill & Bourbon casks

    - only 126 rum casks available"

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