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J.P. Wiser's Triple Barrel Rye

Re-branding of Double Still Rye

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@MegawattReview by @Megawatt

29th Oct 2017


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So it turns out this Canadian version of Triple Barrel Rye is a re-labeling of the Double Still Rye.

On the nose there is a coppery tang. A lightly perfumed sweetness deeper in the glass. A bit hot. Hints of green apple, raisin. Vanilla. Not the smoothest aroma in the world but it has substance.

On the palate it is medium-bodied and rich in flavour. Spicy, oaky, not very sweet. Toasted walnut, dried fruit, brown sugar. Has a "dark" flavour, if you know what I mean. A little bitter at the back of the tongue. Some sweetness builds into the finish. With a splash of water, some of the herbal/floral notes of the rye grain emerge. Bitter dark chocolate. Becomes smoother going down. The lingering aftertaste is of grain and oak. No fruitiness in the finish.

Overall this is a decent whisky, one of the better entry-level Canadians out there. Comparing from memory it is similar to the Double Still Rye. Acceptable as a sipper, but probably better served as a premium mixer.

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OdysseusUnbound commented

Thanks for the review. Does this one have the lovely Umami type of note that was in the Double-Still rye? That made for a great Manhattan and Old Fashioned.

5 years ago 0

Megawatt commented


Not sure but I found it slightly earthy/leafy, which is characteristic of several Wiser's whiskies I've tried.

5 years ago 0

Nozinan commented

@Megawatt I think that's what I got in Last Barrels. I didn't find that in Legacy, Dissertation or Union 52.

5 years ago 0

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