Great Canadian Whisky For Canada Day

July 1st is Canada day, and what better way to celebrate than picking up some of their amazing whiskies for yourself!
Jun 30, 2016
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    10 J.P. Wiser's Dissertation
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    Rich
    Master blender Dr. Don Livermore has a doctorate in distilling. To simplify his dissertation, he studied how wood interacted with different spirits to draw out flavors. His hard work produced a surplus of barrels that have been aging whisky for the past 12 years. Dissertation is a blend of 87% rye whisky and 13% corn whisky bottled at 46.1% alcohol, the molecular weight of ethanol. Note: Not available in the US.
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    9 Lock Stock & Barrel Straight Rye Whiskey 16 Year
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    Spicy & Full Bodied
    The 16 year old from Lock, Stock & Barrel builds on the tradition of their 13 year old. It's a 100% rye mashbill, double pot-distilled straight rye whiskey, made with what they term a "robust cut" of distillate, expecting the lengthy aging period to come. Maturation was entirely in new, charred American oak barrels. Cooper Spirits chose their finest aged rye casks for this release.
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    8 Crown Royal Noble Collection Cornerstone Blend
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    Full Bodied & Spicy
    Crown Royal Cornerstone Blend is the first limited edition release in an annual series known as the Noble Collection. Released in April 2016, Cornerstone Blend consists of three whiskies originally safeguarded by Crown Royal at their Valleyfield warehousing before being married together: 61% of a "bourbon-style" whisky with a 60% corn, 36% rye and 4% malted barley mashbill, 6% of Coffey rye featuring the same mashbill but made on Crown's Coffey still, and 33% of a high-rye whisky, at 96% rye, 4% malted barley. The youngest whisky in the blend is 8 years.
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    7 J.P. Wiser's Legacy Canadian Whisky
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    Rich & Fruity
    This whisky is a tribute to J.P. Wiser and a testament to the quality of Canadian whisky that Wiser established as a style many years ago. Former Master Blender David Doyle blended this Canadian gem with then Wiser apprentice Don Livermore. A rye-grain heavy mash is distilled in traditional copper pot-stills then aged in toasted new white oak barrels. A toasted oak, rather than charred oak, helps mellow the distillate through the aging cycle.
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    6 J.P. Wiser's 23 Year Cask Strength Blend
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    Spicy & Rich
    J.P. Wiser's 23 Year Cask Strength Blend celebrates Master Blender Dr. Don Livermore’s twenty-third anniversary at Hiram-Walker distillery. To mark the occasion, the J.P. Wiser's brand is releasing its first cask-strength whisky blend. The good doctor pulled individual casks of twenty-three-year-old rye and corn whisky, some of them at 50%, other at 70% then blended them. The final strength clocked in at 64.3%. Available in Canada and the US in limited quantities. This whisky is part of Corby’s 2019 Craft Rare Range Series.
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    5 Gooderham & Worts Eleven Souls
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    Full Bodied
    Gooderham & Worts Eleven Souls is part of the 2018 Northern Borders Rare Collection inspired by the story of William Gooderham caring for eleven orphans on their voyage to Canada. Eleven different whisky components were blended for this release using various distillation methods and five grains (malted and unmalted rye, Brasetto rye, red winter wheat, malted and unmalted barley and double-distilled corn whisky) aged in new white oak, ex bourbon casks or Canadian whisky casks. Limited availability in Canada with a very limited allocation in Europe and the US.
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    4 Lot No. 40 12 Year Cask Strength
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    Spicy
    This 12-year-old cask strength whisky is part of the 2017 Northern Borders Rare Collection. The first distillation of this double distilled 100% rye whisky was passed through a short column still with the second distillation passing through a copper pot still. The rye was aged in new oak barrels and bottled at 55%. Limited availability in Canada with a very limited allocation in Europe and the US.
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    3 Lock Stock & Barrel Straight Rye Whiskey 18 Year
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    Full Bodied & Rich
    This is the third and oldest release thus far of Lock Stock & Barrel Straight Rye Whiskey, following their 13-year-old and 16-year-old bottlings. Like those releases, this bottling is 100% rye whiskey distilled at Canada's Alberta Distillery. It is a "robust cut", unfiltered after aging for 18 years in new, charred American oak. Bottled at 109 proof.
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    2 Canadian Club 40 Year
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    Fruity & Rich
    In 1977, Jack Farrell filled re-purposed char #4 American white oak barrels with corn spirit. Canadian Club didn’t know when or how they were going to release it until now. With Canada’s 150th birthday comes the perfect occasion for this special release. This also makes Canadian Club 40 Year the oldest Canadian whisky to date (October 2017) with 7,000 bottles across Canada.
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    1 J.P. Wiser's 35 Year
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    Rich & Full Bodied
    This 35-year-old whisky is part of the 2017 Northern Borders Rare Collection drawn from some of the oldest Hiram Walker bonds. It’s a traditional Canadian whisky composed of corn whisky aged in ex-bourbon barrels blended with column and pot still rye aged in virgin oak barrels. Bottled at 50% alcohol. Limited availability in Canada with a very limited allocation in Europe and the US.