Glenfiddich Fire & Cane / 43% / –
Fire & Cane was introduced in the summer of 2018 as the fourth installment of Experimental Series following Glenfiddich IPA Experiment and Glenfiddich Project X (both launched 2016) and Glenfiddich Winter Storm (launched 2017). Fire & Cane is a vatting of peated whisky distilled “when Brian Kinsman, the current Malt Master, was an apprentice” and signature sweet and fruity Glenfiddich, all originally aged in ex-bourbon barrels. The whisky was then transferred into rum casks sourced from various South American producers for additional three months. Glenfiddich Fire & Cane is bottled in a colored glass that changes from a dark base to clear glass displaying the whisky. It was designed to highlight the contrasting flavors through colors.
Nose: mildly smoky and fruity, nectarines, pineapples, pears, toffee, vanilla, caramel, hints of clove and cinnamon.
Palate: brown sugar, toffee, baked apples and pears, white chocolate, honey, cinnamon, cloves, white pepper and distant whiffs of smoke.
Finish: fairly long, with notes of vanilla cream, summer fruits, cinnamon, cloves, peat smoke and oak.