J.P. Wiser's Alumni Whisky Series Lanny McDonald
J.P. Wiser's // Ontario, Canada
J.P. Wiser's and the NHL Alumni Association (NHLAA) have partnered to create regionally exclusive whiskies. Each one has a unique blend designed to pair with the playing styles of each hockey player honored with a bottle. Lanny McDonald's whisky is "well rounded and wheat forward." Rye is aged for 9 years in first fill ex-bourbon barrels blended with wheat aged in virgin oak. Part of the proceeds from sales will be donated to NHLAA to support their philanthropic ambitions. Exclusive to Alberta.
CanadianDISTILLED IN CANADA AND AGED IN BARRELS FOR AT LEAST THREE YEARS; OFTEN (BUT NOT ALWAYS) CANADIAN WHISKIES ARE BLENDS OF CORN, BARLEY, AND RYE WHISKIES WHICH WERE DISTILLED AND MATURED SEPARATELY. TRADITIONALLY, CANADIAN WHISKEY IS CALLED “RYE”, ALTHOUGH NO MINIMUM PERCENTAGE OF RYE-GRAIN WHISKY IS REQUIRED IN A BLEND.
Cask Typeex-bourbon and virgin oak
"This whisky hits hard with a sweet nose brimming with dried stone fruits like cherry, relaxing into floral accents, traditional baking spices and shades of rye grain. The palate is creamy with exquisite wheat grain character, but the sweetness is poke-checked by a swell of dusty rye spice crashing over a slightly nutty finish. The nuttiness is traded for traditional citrus peel and a splash of brine making it fit to be sipped from the Stanley Cup."