About this whisky
For many fans of ‘Fiddich, this is the favourite of the experimental series, preceded by Glenfiddich India Pale Ale Cask Finish, Project XX and Winter Storm.
Master distiller, Brian Kinsman comments, “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.”In the end, we get a peated malt that comes in at 5 ppm (phenol parts per million) with a finishing in South American rum casks for three months. Described as a “Highland Peat fire”, it’s the first partially-peated Glenfiddich to be finished in Latin rum casks.
The fourth release in Glenfiddich’s Experimental Series, this expression comprises peated and unpeated single malt, matured in bourbon barrels and then finished for 3 months in Latin American rum casks. A nose of spiced rum, vanilla, ripe pears, and pipe tobacco. Baked apple, sweet oak, and cinder toffee on the palate, with ashy smoke. Peppery sweet peat, rum, and brittle toffee in the relatively short finish. Best Value.
87 points – whiskyadvocate.com, reviewed by: Gavin Smith (Winter 2018)
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