J.P. Wiser’s whisky brand is the oldest continuously produced Canadian whisky since it was established in 1857. The whisky is being produced at Windsor, Ontario by Hiram Walker & Sons Limited distillery.
The recipe for this EU exclusive 10 year old blended whisky is exotic. Mash bill consists of double distilled corn whisky and column distilled rye whisky. Majority being corn whisky (approx. 90%).
Like the name states, this whisky has been matured in three different barrels: reused American oak, Canadian rye barrels and first-fill bourbon barrels. Traditionally Canadian whisky is called rye even though no minimum percentage of rye grain is required in a blend. So based on that the effect or rye on those former Canadian rye whisky barrels might be light.
This Wiser’s is apparently one of master distiller Don Livermore’s favorites. I’m sorry to say, it doesn’t rise anywhere near to my favorites. Of course I kind of expected that. Being a blended whisky which I usually don’t prefer, and having a small portion of rye whisky (which I prefer) in it.
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