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Wiser's Special Blend

Not even very good as a mixer

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@JasonHambreyReview by @JasonHambrey

10th Feb 2015


Wiser's Special Blend
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In my exploration of Canadian whisky I have generally tried to sample all that I've been able to get my hands on (other than expensive bottles which aren't that highly regarded) - hence part of the reason I tried this one. Not one I'd buy again.

Nose: fresh wood, hints of vanilla, slightly sour, meaty aroma arising due to the corn with a bit of rye spice. 67%

Taste: Very smooth, vanilla, light to medium bodied with some rye spice and sour corn. A bit of a burn as it goes down. It’s simple, with corn providing the background flavours and rye the forefront flavours. There’s a bit of fruit as well – plums or cherries, perhaps, carried by the sweetness. It dies down with some spice with a bit of bitter rye. Some of the sweetness coming off the nose is a bit rum-like. 70%

Finish: The taste kind of collapses in mouth, not altogether pleasant aftertaste – a bit of bitterness and some woody notes which remind me of casks which have gone past their usable life. Seems to sort of tease you into hoping an aftertaste might come which never does. A bit of a short finish, with a bit of fruity sweetness to it as well. 60%

Intrigue: This isn’t great whisky, but it is drinkable. Not one I’d recommend as a sipper but surely could find its place in some cocktails. Wiser’s describes it as an “approachable” Canadian, but I would disagree in that the strong rye are a bit too harsh, I would think, for a beginner. Stay away! I would even be careful what I mix with this stuff. 65%

Weighting the nose 25%, taste 35%, Finish 15%, and Intrigue 25% the overall grade is 67.

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I met a guy once who responded with one word to the question of how he stayed so thin.... "Wiser's"

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