||7 Years; Refill, Ex-Speyside, Ex-Bourbon, and Virgin Oak|
||Blend of Corn and Rye Whiskies|
|Distiller||Hiram Walker (Windsor, Ontario)|
Another whisky which incorporates a few “easter eggs” to celebrate NHL player Paul Coffey. It’s 7 yeras old as a nod to Coffey’s #7 jersey, with 48% nodding toward Coffey’s 48 goals in one season (the most ever for a defenseman).
Bottling Code: L19084EW0945
Bottling Date: 2019
A drier character, with a nice grain character at the fore. Corn husks, light oak, vanilla, pear, and light mixed nuts. Slight bitterness on the nose, in a classic Canadian fashion. There is a nice dry oaky character which I quite enjoy in some lighter whiskies. The palate carried on in a similar fashion – even at 48%, this is a relatively light bodied whisky flavour-wise. We have sweet corn, dry oak, dried apricot, vanilla, burnt-sugar caramel, brown sugar, maple, and a flourish of baking spice at the end. The ABV really helps the finish which combines nice spice, oak, and in the middle a good grain character.
It’s the most grain-centric whisky in the new batch of releases, in my opinion. I liked the first three releases better, but all 6 are so different – different even than any of the other Wiser’s bottles currently available – that personal preference may well play a big role in what people prefer.
Recommended (81% of whiskies I’ve reviewed to date get this recommendation or higher).
Value: High. I think it’s a good buy at $45, particularly against the whisky market as a whole.