How’s this for attention grabbing – a peated Glenfiddich finished in rum casks.
I repeat – peated Glenfiddich finished in rum casks.
If I’ve lost you, there’s no hope.
If you’re still on board, Glenfiddich Fire & Cane is the latest entry to their Experimental Series. Glenfiddich isn’t known for its peated whisky because, to my knowledge, it rarely releases any peated expressions. We’re not talking Laphroaig peat levels here. Bourbon barrel-matured peated AND unpeated whisky is blended together and then married in Latin rum casks for three months. The resulting whisky was bottled at 43% abv and is available in stores for $49.99.
Rum fans should enjoy the nose with its tropical fruit, sugarcane, and slightly earthy peat notes. On entry, sweet toffee and green banana develop into spiced pears, smoke, and wood spice. The medium length finish leave a sweet caramel and slightly smoky note.
Delicious. The spiced pear Glenfiddich flavor profile works beautifully with those smoky and rum notes. At 43% abv, Fire & Cane doesn’t feel thin. Though I’d love to have seen this bottled at a little higher proof, it’s current abv serves it well. Bottom line: this whisky delivers big flavors at a price that will please both your palate and your wallet. Recommended! 8/10
Thanks to Glenfiddich for the sample. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.