J.P Wiser’s is the oldest continuously working Canadian whisky brand, established in 1857. It is produced by Hiram Walker Distillery. This 10 years old triple barrel import version is on sale only in Europe. It’s a blend of corn whiskey and rye whiskey (10%), matured in ex-Bourbon, Canadian rye and new American oak barrels. It’s sold at a very cheap price, normally around 20€ but I found 14.99€ for a 70cl bottle.
Nose is sweet and soft. Some honey, caramel, vanilla and overripe fruits. Taste however isn’t as mellow than could expect. Dark chocolate, vanilla, pepper, oak and grain. Quite short aftertaste, some spicy rye, bitter oak and sweetness from corn. Aftertaste has some flat tones which are not so pleasant. It has a promising aroma but the taste is a bit disappointing. There are some spices from rye and oak, but it is not very complex and could expect some more of the 10 years matured whiskey. Anyway, the price is nice and this is a rather good product for getting to know Canadian whiskeys.