Country: Scotland
Region: Speyside
Type: Single Malt
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 43%
Score: 93 points

Glenfiddich Fire & Cane. Image courtesy William Grant & Sons.This is the fourth release in Glenfiddich’s experimental series, and comes from a batch of heavily peated malt distilled at Glenfiddich in late 2003. That whisky was blended with traditional unpeated Glenfiddich malt and finished in Latin American Rum casks that are different than the Caribbean Rum casks used for Glenfiddich’s 21-year-old Gran Reserva edition.

The nose has a subtle peatiness and notes of toffee, nougat, molasses, and muted spices. The taste is smoky and woody with campfire smoke, honey, molasses, and allspice. The finish has a lingering touch of campfire smoke and touches of molasses and brown sugar along with hints of allspice, vanilla, and nutmeg that add complexity. (July, 2018)