J.P. Wiser's Small Batch Canadian Whisky
Wiser's // Ontario, Canada
Wiser’s has been distilling whisky since the mid-1800s. However, this whisky is relatively new to Wiser’s lineup of affordable whiskies. Small Batch replaced Wiser’s Reserve several years ago and the bottle has recently been given a makeover to better represent its small batch character. This Canadian whisky is produced using traditional distilling methods at a slightly higher proof than the standard 40%. Note: This is not currently available in the U.S.
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.
"Vanilla and bourbon baking spices pour out of the bottle as the whisky hits the glass. The kind of baking spices that drift from Grandma’s kitchen, if Grandma rides a Harley. In the mouth it’s maple-syrup-covered pancakes, ginger candies, rye grain and a flash bang of hot spice fading into bitter sweet citrus zest. Fresh oak is at every step."