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    Re: Wisre's Small Batch


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    Re: Wisre's Small Batch

    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Pretty well on the money.

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    Re: Wisre's Small Batch

    Quote Originally Posted by Megawatt View Post
    I wonder if this stuff is just a re-labeled Wiser's Reserve. The bottles are similar, the proof is nearly identical, and Wiser's just discontinued their Reserve whisky. Coincidence?
    I think it was the LCBO that has discontinued the Wiser's Reserve as opposed to Wiser's. The newer Small Batch looks like a limited edition although that is somewhat of a loaded term. Crown Royal has a limited edition out and it has been going strong for over 5 years...

    Thanks for bringing this and the Centuary Reserve to our attention Gary!!!

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    Re: Wisre's Small Batch

    Woops - spoke too soon. Looked on the Wiser's website and found the old Reserve not among the offered expressions. Interesting...

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    Re: Wiser's Small Batch

    Guys, I hope you enjoy it. I can't prove it but I recall well the Reserve and it had much less flavour and depth than this new one.

    Now, perhaps more recent bottles of the Reserve were filled with something the same or similar as what is in the Small Batch - that I cannot say.

    But the first Reserve was a slightly fuller example of regular Wiser's IMO.

    The term "buttercream" describes very well the Small Batch, it is an outstanding product.

    Gary
    Last edited by Gillman; 10-11-2008 at 09:19.

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    Re: Wiser's Small Batch

    Again, hard to say when comparing from memory. In any case, Small Batch is a nice whisky that stands apart from your average Canadian with toasted walnut, butter and spice, not unlike coffee cake. Nice with a touch of water, too.

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    Re: Wisre's Small Batch

    Trying this again the other night, I was getting pine-like notes that reminded me of the special Forty Creek bottling issued last year (I forget the exact name, Forty Creek 40th or something like that). In fact they seemed quite similar in some ways, which is interesting!

    Perhaps both use a goodly amount of rye spirit distilled-out at a low-proof.

    Gary

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    Re: Wiser's Small Batch

    Trying this again the other night, I was getting pine-like notes that reminded me of the special Forty Creek bottling issued last year (I forget the exact name, Forty Creek 40th or something like that). In fact they seemed quite similar in some ways, which is interesting!

    Perhaps both use a goodly amount of rye spirit distilled out at a low-proof.

    Gary

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    Re: Wisre's Small Batch

    Tried this today. Walnuts and stewed prunes. Dark flavours with some balancing sweetness. The 43.3% gives the dram some welcome guts that may not be there otherwise. A good indicator that the Cdn whisky industry may be waking up.

 

 

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