Ah…Canada and Canadian whiskies… Time to shift from blends to a single grain… In our case, aged for a most respectable 18 years… Welcome to our experience with J.P. Wiser’s 18 year old!
JP Wiser’s 18 year 40%
- Nose – When we freshly opened the bottle were initially hit with acetone and varnish, however this quickly settled down into wood, spearmint, pine sol, apples, warm, liquorice, cotton candy, light toast then sawdust
- Palate – Very soft, at first thought it almost watery on the 1st sip but don’t pre-judge…. the 2nd sip reveals light caramel, nicely rounded, a bit oily… the 3rd sip revealed even more depth and complexity with sucking candy
- Finish – A lovely liquorice spice
Overall we found this one you should give a bit of time.
For our Malt & Cigar gents, what mattered most was it paired rather well with a good cigar, thank you very much!
The folks at the LCBO have this to say:
A single grain whisky that is dominated by aromas of green apple in part due to the unique aging conditions in Southern Ontario. It pours a medium golden amber with additional aromas of caramel, orange peel and spice; the palate is round and medium-bodied with a silky texture and a smooth vanilla driven, finish.
Thanks to Canada’s regulated approach to the sale of liquor, one can easily find both where to buy (simple – your provincial LCBO) and how much (currently C$79.95).
Check out what our Bombay “Canadian” evening covered:
- Gooderham & Worts Four Grains 44.4% – A reconstructed blend of whiskey gone by…
- Gibson’s Finest Venerable 18 year 40% – A springtime day whisky with sweet lemon
- JP Wiser’s 18 year 40% – A wintry single grain that shouldn’t be underestimated…
- Lohin McKinnon Single Malt Lot 0001 43% – Inaugural batch, banana cake sweet!
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