Canadians turn back the clocks this weekend; with this added hour, indulge in an extra glass of a spirited whisky. The release of a limited run of Wiser’s Red Letter Whisky comes at a good time. Wiser’s is one of the oldest names in Canadian distilling—the Red Letter was originally launched in 2007 to commemorate its 150th anniversary, named as such to mark the significance of the occasion. The Red Letter—the finest in the Wiser’s portfolio—is a blend of whiskies, aged for a minimum of 10 years in American bourbon barrels and then finished for 150 days in virgin white oak casks. First produced in Prescott, Ontario on the shores of the St. Lawrence River, and now produced in Windsor, Ontario, the result is a spirit with aromas of oak, honey, and dried fruits; flavours of vanilla and toffee coat the palate, and the finish is smooth and sweet—cheers to that.
November 1, 2013