Thursday, May 11, 2017

Whisky Review: Wiser's Legacy

Canadian Whisky

Very reasonable.


Age Statement


Nose (undiluted)
Rich vanilla extract, floral oak, strawberries, hints of rye.

Palate (undiluted)
Prominent rye bread, slight mollasses note, brown sugar, thick body, cream, ripe bananas.

Finish (undiluted)
Peppercorns, baking soda, kosher salt, nutmeg and cinnamon.

General Impressions
This is a bold, full bodied blended rye whisky that nevertheless exhibits great quality and elegance given the fact that it can be enjoyed neat in spite of the 45% ABV.  The expertise of the master blender shines by his or her ability to not allow the higher ABV to overwhelm the palate and come off as hot or unbalanced.  Instead, the elevated ABV contributes to a nice spiciness and complexity at a very good price point.

A great Canadian Whisky that is also great on ice. Highly recommended!


  1. Hhhmm ... You might convert me yet.... Trouble is... We may never see it down here in Aus.... along with a lot of other great whiskeys. It frustrates the hell out of me. And lets not forget the price hike !
    AL (from OZ)

  2. Well... Just saw a bottle of the JP Wiser Premium triple barrel, the 18 y/o and Pike Creek (ex Port Barrels).Also Spicebox Original Spiced Canadian. All have a bit of dusty cover... and are on special.....
    Any of these ring a bell ?.... and Are any of them any good?

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