J.P. Wiser's Alumni Whisky Series Wendel Clark
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. Wendel Clark's whisky is "bold & tenacious" and made with 100% rye. It aged for 11 years in ex-bourbon barrels. Part of the proceeds from sales will be donated to NHLAA to support their philanthropic ambitions. Exclusive to Ontario.
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.
"Wendel Clark punched with his palate for this balanced rye beast. The nose beautifully combines all of rye’s glory with floral lilacs, herbal dill, spiced caraway, dried fruits, vanilla toffee, oak and rye bread. The palate elevates the nose’s rye spice with sweet, sour and floral intonations that add depth to the whisky’s sweeping grainy character. The sweet finish is longer than a two-minute minor allowing the rye spice to cool down. "