Ctrexman

Glenfiddich Fire & Cane

Peated Single Malt — Speyside, Scotland

Tasted April 7, 2021
0.25
0.25 out of 5 stars
I tried ...I really did. This is a bomb of perfume and soap for me. At times I can get some malt and a bit of smoke but no....just no. It verges on undrinkable imo plus the ridiculous price of over $50. I let it air out with bottle open for some time but it is still laundry detergent. I honestly hope I got a bad bottle but no way in hell I would chance it again......51/100.......Not sure if this can be mixed to hide the soap but dont care anymore as I feel screwed at price paid........ymmv
54.0 USD per Bottle
  • Ctrexman
    April 16, 2021

    @soonershrink ... I hold out hope my experience is the outlier but passing is a good call imo

  • soonershrink
    April 15, 2021

    ooof! Took this off my list to try.

  • Anthology
    April 7, 2021

    @Ctrexman Hope lives!

  • Ctrexman
    April 7, 2021

    @Anthology for what its worth i love Balvenie Rum cask finish and was shocked by how bad this was for me. I suspect some will like this more but many will agree with me

  • Anthology
    April 7, 2021

    Oh no! I’ve been dreading opening this bottle after a big let down with Pike Creek 10Yr rum finish (which incidentally had some hype here on Distiller). Ever since, I’ve been dreading anything finished in rum casks. The rums I’ve tried always seem to have this soapy, medicinal taste that I don’t enjoy. I have similar anxiety over my unopened Ardbeg Drum, Glenfiddich Reserva 21Yr old, and Blood Oath #5. I still don’t know why people describe rum as sugary. I would take that over the cough syrup taste I’ve experienced whenever someone talks me into trying rum-based drinks. Can’t shake it. Anyways, thanks for the heads-up. Maybe I’ll save my unopened bottle for a sarcastic party gift for one of my least favorite co-worker “wannabes”. Aother one bites the dust.