||Refill casks, Virgin oak casks|
||Corn, Wheat, and Rye whiskies|
|Distiller||Hiram Walker (Windsor, Ontario)|
This whisky is an exclusive for Manitoba for the 150th anniversary of the province and is made from a mix of corn, wheat, and rye whiskies - base corn whisky (double distilled) with pot distilled rye malt, pot distilled red winter wheat, and matured in a mixture of used and new oak casks. The blend is focused a bit on wheat given all the wheat grown in Manitoba (about 40% of Manitoba’s crops are wheat). It’s another of a long line of unique whiskies that Wiser’s has been giving us over the past few years - they’ve really flexed their muscles showing the diversity of Canadian whisky, given the multiple types of stills, casks, and grains that we use in Canada.
Bottling Code: N/A
Bottling Date: 2019
Fairly soft, straightforward, light and sweet...very Canadian. The nose has a nice oaky characteristic, spice, and some grain too – wheat, indeed, is present here. The palate has baking spice, charred oak, maple, touches of dried fruit, and a nice tannic finish. Bean sprouts, spices, dried fruit, orange peel, and some raisins on the finish. Nice sharp spices, too. There is a really nice thread of complexity – a bit waxy – in the middle. Extremely drinkable, it’s one of those whiskies that leaves you wanting another one.
Recommended (82% of whiskies I’ve reviewed to date get this recommendation or higher).
Value: Average, at $65.