# 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 over, 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 2017 release for Canada's 150e, as there was not just Parks Canada giving nanannes to the world, the aptly named JP Wiser's Commemorative One Fifty Series.

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

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

If everyone could choose the place of his 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: ★ ★ ★ ★