Full Review
J.P. Wiser’s

J.P. Wiser’s
"Red Letter" 2015 Edition Canadian Whisky

Category: Canadian Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 45%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$73.99

J.P. Wiser’s
"Red Letter" 2015 Edition Canadian Whisky

Category: Canadian Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 45%
Brilliant gold color. Aromas and flavors of toasted coconut, chocolate toffee, and vanilla buttercream with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and a layered, long creme brulee, sweet and peppery spices, cola float, and cedar finish. A rich, well-oaked Canadian whisky with lots of character.
Tasting Info
Spirits Glass Style: Rich, Spicy & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: toasted coconut, chocolate toffee, and vanilla buttercream
Taste Flavor: creme brulee, sweet and peppery spices, cola float, and cedar
Smoothness Smoothness: Peppery
Finish Finish: Cedary
Enjoy Enjoy: neat, on the rocks, with cigars and with drops of water
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich, well-oaked Canadian whisky with lots of character.
The Producer or Importer

Corby Distilleries Limited

The Producer or  Importer
225 King Street West, Suite 1100
Toronto, ON M5V 3M2
Canada
1 416-479-2400
Canadian Whiskey
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Serve in a Canadian Whisky Glass
Canadian Whisky is made primarily from corn or wheat, with a supplement of rye, barley, or barley malt. There are no Canadian government requirements when it comes to the percentages of grains used in the mash bill. Unlike Bourbons, they are aged, primarily in used oak barrels. The minimum age for Canadian Whisky is three years, with most brands being aged four to six years. Virtually all Canadian whiskies (except the pot-distilled malt whiskies of Glenora in Nova Scotia) are blended from different grain whiskies of different ages. Bulk Canadian Whiskies are usually shipped in barrels to their destination country where they are bottled. These bulk whiskies are usually bottled at 40% ABV (80 proof) and are usually no more than four years old. "Bottled in Canada" whiskies generally have older components in their blends and are bottled at 43.4% ABV (86.8 proof).

Canadian whiskies, as with their American cousins, originated on the farm. These early whiskies were made primarily from rye. In time most Canadian distillers turned to corn, wheat, and other grains, but Canadians continue to refer to their whisky as "Rye" even though the mash bill for most Canadian Whisky is now predominantly a mix of corn, wheat, and barley, with only a modest proportion of rye for flavor, which results in a lighter-bodied spirit.