Hiram Walker & Sons Limited, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
It is still July, I have the right to talk about Canadian whiskey!
J.P. Wiser's is pretty much the oldest continuously produced Canadian whiskey. Its basic expression is one of the Canadian whiskeys with the most incredible quality / price ratio.
Here we tackle a special edition, made of corn and rye, assembled by Dr. Don Livermore specially for Canada Day in 2018. Bottled at 43.4% alcohol, only 16000 bottles of this whiskey have seen the light of day, and they are all exclusive to the Canadian market.
As my eternal friend Cardinal Léger (1904-1991) said so often to his maid:
Youth once past, it is rare that we remain confined in insolence ...
A few spices from the rye push together to reveal an amalgam of maple sugar, brown sugar and red fruits. Enticing thoroughly.
Brown sugar, maple water, fruit paste, spices and oak. Nice well-dosed mixture.
Warm and spicy, with a good length, marked by oak and rye.
No doubt, when the mad scientists at Wiser's concoct a special edition for us, it is more often than not something not to be missed.