J.P. Wiser's Red Letter Canadian Whisky (2015 Edition)

Canadian

Wiser's // Ontario, Canada

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    92
  • Avg. Rating

    3.75
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 12 )

The original Wiser’s Red Letter was a late 19th Century whisky created by J.P. Wiser. It was his special stock for guests and close friends. Dr. Don Livermore doesn’t have the original Red Letter recipe but he has plenty of facts and knowledge about this era in Canadian whisky; enough to interpret and produce his version of Red Letter. The 2015 Edition contains double-distilled spirit aged in virgin oak. It’s non-chill filtered and has no caramel coloring. Note: This is not currently available in the U.S.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    45.0
  • Canadian
    DISTILLED 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 Type
    ex-bourbon finished in virgin white oak

Tasting Notes

"This tightly woven whisky is dressed in lots of woody oak with the familiar blended candied-vanilla smells of a fall carnival. In the mouth, rye-like-spices and oak rumble like an earthquake unified with every whisky flavor under the sun. Red Letter is complex where individual flavors are blended into an oak laced delicacy. The finish is long with aftershocks of spicy pepper jumping like a seismograph needle. Wiser’s signature citrus pith drifts in setting up the next sip. If this whisky is anything like the original, it explains why J.P. Wiser made it his special stock. "

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Flavor Profile

Spicy & Vanilla