Tuesday, July 24, 2018


William Grant & Sons, has announced the launch of the fourth Experimental Series bottling, from its Glenfiddich single malt Scotch whisky brand.

Glenfiddich Fire & Cane (43% ABV) is a marriage of smoky whisky and non-peated malts, which have been matured in bourbon casks, before then being finished in sweet Latin rum casks.

Glenfiddich Fire & Cane

Glenfiddich Fire & Cane, is said to be inspired by an early innovation of Brian Kinsman, Glenfiddich’s Malt Master, who in 2003 ran peated spirit through the Glenfiddich stills for the first time. This led to the release of the distillery’s first peated expression; Glenfiddich Caoran Resere.

The Glenfiddich Experimental Series combines the brand’s passion for pushing Scotch whisky boundaries whilst unlocking new possibilities in the true spirit of experimentation. Other releases in the series include the Glenfiddich IPA Experiment, Glenfiddich Project XX and Glenfiddich Winter Storm.

This latest release from the Speyside based distillery, is said to deliver an explosion of campfire smokiness with oak and peaty notes, finished with lingering woodiness. The rum casks help to provide a long-lasting sweetness by merging rich sweet toffee with green fruit character, baked apple, toasted marshmallow and soft spices.

Commenting on the launch, Brian Kinsman, Glenfiddich Malt Master, said: “This new single malt truly encapsulates the spirit of experimentation. We started with a question - what would happen if we did something with peat that we had not done before? The answer is an unconventional and unexpected whisky, one that is truly surprising. During the tastings, some experienced the unusual smoky notes, while others tasted toffee flavours – this phenomenon can be attributed to the Scotch spending three months in sweet rum casks. It’s a bold combination, which I’m sure will appeal and intrigue single malt enthusiasts as well as those looking to try something new and different.”

Glenfiddich Fire & Cane, will be available in the US later this month and in the UK from October, for a RRP of $50.00.

Posted by Steve Rush