Glenfiddich has launched the fourth and newest concept in its Experimental Series with Glenfiddich Fire & Cane, a smoky whisky finished in sweet rum casks.
Fire & Cane marries smoky whisky with non-peated whisky that had been maturing side-by-side in bourbon casks, highlighting Glenfiddich’s sweet and fruity style. Taking it a step further, Glenfiddich finished the married whisky in Latin rum casks, sourced from various South American countries, for three months to produce an overlay of flavors with added caramel toffee sweetness, the company says.
The fire aspect comes from the peat used in the malting process gathered in Speyside, which yields campfire smokiness with oak and peaty notes, finished with lingering woodiness, the company says. The cane aspect provides lasting sweetness by merging sweet toffee with green fruit character, baked apple and toasted marshmallow with soft spice. Rum casks also help balance the dryness of the liquid and drive sweetness.
By using naturally sweet American oak – sourced from the Kelvin Cooperage in Louisville, Kentucky – Fire & Cane is certified kosher.
Bottled at 43% ABV, Glenfiddich Fire & Cane is now available with a suggested retail price of $49.99 per 750-ml. bottle.
Past Glenfiddich Experimental Series include the Glenfiddich India Pale Ale Cask Finish, Glenfiddich Project XX and Glenfiddich Winter Storm.
Glenfiddich Single Malt Scotch Whisky is imported by William Grant & Sons in New York, NY.
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Author: Kyle Swartz