Coming from a series aptly named “Experimental,” the Glenfiddich Fire & Cane Whisky is the fourth expression in the line from brewery owned by William Grant and Sons. Fire & Cane is another no-age-statement whisky. What sets this whisky apart is the addition of peat. Glenfiddich malt master Brian Kinsman started with the question of adding peat to the process. Fire & Cane is first matured in Bourbon casks and then finished in Latin rum casks. The rum casks give the whisky a “caramel toffee sweetness.” There are also notes of green fruits, baked apple, toasted marshmallow, and soft spice. The addition of the peat creates an unexpected flavor, which Kinsman reports that some tasters experience “unusual smoky notes” while others experience the toffee flavors.
Fire & Cane is bottled at 43 percent ABV. While it has been released, it may take time for the roll out to reach local retailers. When it does, you can expect the price to be around $49.99.