# 506 • JP Wiser's Canada 2018

Wisers Canada 2018

43.4% alc./vol.
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 ...

Nose:
A few spices from the rye push together to reveal an amalgam of maple sugar, brown sugar and red fruits. Enticing thoroughly.

Taste:
Brown sugar, maple water, fruit paste, spices and oak. Nice well-dosed mixture.

Finish:
Warm and spicy, with a good length, marked by oak and rye.

Balance:
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.

Note: ★★★★★

#483 • JP Wiser's Commemorative One Fifty Series

Wisers One Fifty

43.4% alc./vol.
Hiram Walker & Sons Limited, Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Happy Canada Day! We highlight this with a commemorative edition of J.P. Wiser's released in 2017 for Canada's 150th, which shows that there wasn't just Parks Canada giving the world nanana, the aptly named JP Wiser's Commemorative Series One Fifty.

We return to the waters of Wiser's Small Batch with a curiously precise 43.4 degrees of alcohol, just like commemorative traffic jam 2018, still available in SAQ (most branches are open today).

As the politician, lawyer, journalist and one of the fathers of the Canadian Confederation said so well, Sir Hector-Louis Langevin (1826-1906) said so well:

If everyone could choose the place of their birth, some countries would be completely empty ...

Nose:
Caramel and rye, cinnamon and burnt oak. Shy but promising.

Taste:
Vanilla, maple sugar, rye and wood with a slight hint of pepper. Cinnamon and brown sugar.

Finish:
Long and peppery, with accents of cedar, oak and caramel.

Balance:
A nice well balanced edition, at the height of the 150e of Canada.

Note: ★ ★ ★ ★