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Glenfiddich Fire and Cane

This release is part of the Glenfiddich Experimental series and bottled at 43% ABV (which is quite unusual from Glenfiddich).   It is a peated malt that is finished in rum casks, hence the Fire and Cane (as in sugarcane)  name.  The nose is smokey, but more camp fire rather than strong peat.  Fire before the Cane.  The taste is spicy and nutty, chocolate, pepper, brown sugar and some honey and a hint of the phenol from peat.  The finish is a little hot, like eating burnt cake batter off a wooden spoon.  Water brings up more brown sugar and some lemon peel.  Very nicely done but not sure I would pair peat and rum casks, personnally I prefer peat and sherry casks.

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  • Tuesday, 05 January 2016 09:39

    Manhattan Project: Experiment #7

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    Location: db Bistro, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

    Date: December 2015

    Price: 25 SGD ($17.70 USD)

    Recipe: Rittenhouse Rye, Antica Formula Vermouth, Orange bitters

    Garnish: Not 1, not 2 but 3 cherries!

    Served: Up

    Comments: High price for standard cocktail (welcome to Singapore) but very good, so I had two!

    What is this about? Check out  http://www.somanywhiskies.com/item/749-the-manhattan-project-ii

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