Hiram Walker & Sons Limited, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
The best wednesday night Canadian Whisky, available for peanuts in SAQ, I kid you not , I must have bought 4 bottles in the last 2 months, here is the J.P. Wiser's Deluxe.
Established since 1857, J.P. Wiser's is the oldest Canadian whisky produced continuously. It is a Canadian whisky with quite an unbeatable quality / price ratio. Many people will frown upon it when shopping, but that would be a mistake.
Well, for sure they offered me a nice tour of the distillery last fall, but I'm not the only one to praise them, just read the review of the year 2017 of my acolytes at Québec Whisky. This is definitely the best commercial distillery in Canada. To date. Hard to believe that it took me so much time to get around to reviewing their basic expression ...
As my eternal friend Cardinal Léger (1904-1991) said so often to his maid:
You are better not knowing anything than to half-know many things!
Pale orange and golden, sunflower with legs that take their time.
Vanilla, banana and maple. Cereal grains are quite prominent. Some herbs and spices, but nothing that creates great expectations.
Wild berries, vanilla with very little wood and spices. Good doses of caramel and pudding chomeur. Very light and sweet.
We continue on a short wave of oak and spices. A little bitterness comes to attack us towards the end.
Not bad at all, the biggest weekday Canadian Whisky.