Thursday, May 11, 2017

Whisky Review: Wiser's Legacy




Category
Canadian Whisky

Price
Very reasonable.

Format
750ml.

Age Statement
None.

ABV
45%

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!