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Glenfiddich Experimental Series - Fire & Cane

(70cl, 43%)

Glenfiddich Experimental Series - Fire & Cane

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Glenfiddich Fire & Cane Bottling Note

Let the great experiment... Continue! Glenfiddich has added a new expression to its Experimental Series, unveiling Fire & Cane in mid-2018. Malt master Brian Kinsman has given some of the distillery's peated single malt a three-month finishing period in rum casks - but not just any old rum casks. He's selected rum casks from a variety of South American countries to finish this whisky, which ought to play nicely with the burly peat notes at its core.

Tasting Note by The Producer

Nose: Billowing soft peat notes, like distant smoke on the wind. Rich sweet toffee with zesty fresh fruit notes and spiciness.

Palate: Like a Highland peat campfire, with oak notes and toffee. Sharp green fruit, sweet baked apple and soft smoke.

Finish: Lingering smokiness and sweetness.

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Glenfiddich Experimental Series - Fire & Cane Reviews


The best i have tried in a while.... Stunning!

9th October 2020

Buy it!

This is excellent. There's a lot going on, proper smokiness with a really nice sweet taste. I would pay much more than the £40 quid you can buy it for. I'm just concerned about when they stop making this

19th September 2020

excellent dram

A tale of 2 drams. On first hitting the palate I was struck by toffee apple sweetness, brown sugar etc. Shortly followed by a delicate smokiness. One of my favorite pours of 2020

14th September 2020

Pleasant with good quality to price ratio

Initially, apples and pears, followed by ginger and cardoman spices. Tropical fruits arrive a little later, but are strong.
Toffee and caramel along with vanilla. Citrus fruits, lime and orange.
Peat is very very subtle indeed, but blends well. Medium mouthfeel.
43% ABV but may not be chill filtered. Probably barrier filtered.
Finish is orangey and spicy.

26th August 2020


Excellent !! One of the best I’ve tasted

18th July 2020

Enjoyably different

Didn't expect to enjoy the taste, quite a departure from the smooth, gentle sophistication of the aged examples of the marque, but enjoyable from the peaty heat on the first taste to the smooth sweetness as it goes down.

24th June 2020



30th May 2020

Find Better

Does a mere 3 months finishing in an alternate cask really allow enough time for the cask to impart it's flavor profile? Seems awfully short and gimmicky to me and a way to pawn off young whisky. Is Glenfiddich the most underwhelming distillery out there?

19th February 2020

Better than cooking Glenfiddich - but at a price...

Weeelll it's all about the bottle these days isn't it? Piece in itself to be written there I think, this tinted glass that is becoming de rigueur ... Stick to clear or honest green - ok Black Bottle, you are excused. Anyway. Is it smoky, is it sweet? Who cares? It's drinkable. There's a hint of burnt sugar, a whisp of smoke, and as it is over 40% you can add a teaspoon of water to encourage it to flower. For me I'd take it over cooking Glenfidd any day, but, bottom line, it's only worth treating yourself to if it's heavily discounted. Enjoyable in it's own way, after all, a dram's a dram for a that - but heavy on the wallet...

6th February 2020

Will not buy

Disappointing, harsh and tasted more like a blended whisky. Received as a gift and dare I say will most likely use in a whisky Mac!!!

10th January 2020

Not one for sipping whisky lovers!

I found it true to its name, first few sips fiery! Then as the throat acclimatised to it it mellowed off, but still with that hint of heat! Would I buy another probably not, find the IPA one a bit more mellow!

30th December 2019

End of day

A nice whisky certainly one to have as a nice end of day dram

26th December 2019

Best Glenfiddich

Best Glenfiddich I've had in a long time. Better than the Solera Reserve in my opinion. I'm usually unimpressed by Glenfiddich but this is good for the money

1st December 2019

Be Stunned.

Tasted it today Nov 8th after I came home from work ( wife bought it, and it was in a cold car all day)' I directly noticed a faint "dark" Rum scent and I had a good sip rolled it around in my mouth and drew breath in to "air" it. I did notice a medium peatyness which wasn't unpleasnt at all. it clings nicely to the glass and it holds its flavours for a decent amount of time.. I let the rest adjust to room temperature and low and behold!! the Rum characteristica was even stronger taste wise but the scent was clearly more peated.Then I tried it with DARK choclate and the bitterness of the choclate vis a vis the rum flavour was a match in heaven.( haven't tried it with cheese yet but that will come and I will leave a review of that experience too.So it was/is a VERY nice surprise. I've had a lot of those port and sherry casked ones in the past,but they are becoming a tad of a "Bakers dozen" Same goes for Burbon casked ones. But this is a thing I think should be a "base" in the Glenfiddich repetoire.

8th November 2019

Sit back and enjoy

Found this one interesting when tasting at the Whisky Stramash, with sensation of a peaty and sweetness coming through, as I am not a lover of the twelve year old Glenfiddich

20th May 2019

Sweet & Smokey perfection

I now love glenfiddich. This dram is far more complex and rewarding than any other speymalt I've experienced.

1st May 2019

Harsh and flavourless.

Personally I found this shallow in flavour and very harsh. It’s a sad day when I have a whisky in my cuboard that I’m loath to drink. Think this ones going to sit around for a while.

17th March 2019

Very very Quaffable

My self and a colleague at work are whisky connoisseurs' and exchange samples he brought me this one this week and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience with me taking my time drinking it that my wife thought I didn't like it but it was brilliant

9th February 2019

Great for Making a High End Rusty Nail

Had it in a Rusty Nail as a substitute for my usual Johnny Walker Black. Great!

8th February 2019

Goddamn this is good.

A lovely drink, got a bottle of this for Christmas; the peat is nice without being a predominant flavour, and there's a lot of rich, sugary, spicy goodness in there. Really nice finish. I'd heartily recommend this, it's a great dram. It's nothing like any of Glenfiddich's traditional offerings, either.

8th January 2019

Outstanding. Will buy again.

A very diverse taste! This is not a classic speyside malt. I have NEVER tasted a Glenfiddich like this.

Nose: Toasted oak, candied fruits and raw sugar

Palate: Nice bright grassy peat up front balanced beautifully with green apples, honeysuckle and sweet vanilla oak

Finish: Smooth long campfire embers with pepper and sweet cinnamon spice

26th December 2018

Ok but nothing special

I'm not a glenfiddich fan but am collecting this series.. Good. On the palette but I wouldn't say very smokey or peaty..

Bit disappointed it doesn't come in a nice glenfiddich box.. Just the bottle as a collector I'd like it to have had its own box like the rest of the series so far

23rd December 2018

Will not buy it again

Mediocre if compared with Balvenie 14 Caribbean cask

30th November 2018

Pretty Good

This is an interesting whisky from Glenfiddich not like anything else I've had from them. Unusually smooth for a Glenfiddich with a fair amount of peat smoke , a hint of wood smoke, some caramel and toffee on the finish and a hint of burnt sugar which is from the rum cask I am guessing. It's good and not overly expensive but I don't think I would buy it again it's just not the character I look for from this distillery think I'll stick with the 15 and 18 year olds but a fun experiment nonetheless. The Sugarbear

18th November 2018

For $50, an incredible dram!

Like making love to Jennifer Lopez by a peat fire on Islay, with Capercaille and Dougie MacLean playing together in the gloaming...

19th October 2018

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