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    Wiser's Legacy

    Hi all, Wiser's has a new whisky out called Wiser's Legacy. its pretty expensive at $85 in Ontario. Anyone taste this yet? how does it compare to their 18yo bottle in terms of flavour, how its made and age?

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    Re: Wiser's Legacy

    Quote Originally Posted by velocci View Post
    Hi all, Wiser's has a new whisky out called Wiser's Legacy. its pretty expensive at $85 in Ontario. Anyone taste this yet? how does it compare to their 18yo bottle in terms of flavour, how its made and age?
    Hey, I just noticed this. According to Wiser's it is a rye blend that is pot-distilled, which makes it an attractive prospect, price notwithstanding. Also it is bottled at 90 proof. Here is a review, though this is from a while ago and I see the bottle is different: http://therumhowlerblog.wordpress.co...nadian-whisky/

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    Re: Wiser's Legacy

    I haven't seen this at LCBO, sounds interesting.

    Gary

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillman View Post
    I haven't seen this at LCBO, sounds interesting.

    Gary
    It just arrived! Based on the final recipe by JP Wiser, hence the name. Or so the story goes...

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    Okay thanks I will get some and report.

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    Re: Wiser's Legacy

    I opened another thread with the same name by accident so will summarize here what I said there to continue the discussion here: it's apparently all-pot still rye whisky, well-aged (but no age statement), got good notes of mint and florals, but with some of the mildness characteristic of Canadian whisky. A very good effort and presumably an example of the flavouring whiskies used here to flavour Canadian whiskies.

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    Re: Wiser's Legacy

    Forgot to mention the ABV: 45%.

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    what does pot-still mean? what is the alternative? which is better and why?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillman View Post
    Forgot to mention the ABV: 45%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by velocci View Post
    what does pot-still mean? what is the alternative? which is better and why?
    Made in copper pots stills rather than continuous column stills. In whisky, it means more flavour is left in the spirit. Malt Scotch and Irish whisky are made in copper pots. Canadian whisky is usually made in columns. Not sure about bourbon. It is kind of like the difference between "small batch" and "mass production", in a rough sense.

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    Re: Wiser's Legacy

    The review above makes this Canadian sound very enticing...more "bourbon" like than traditional Canadian whiskeys....$85 CN is a bit steep....more like a Scotch.

 

 

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