TWS visits Hiram Walker Distillery – Part 1

On March 24th, a few founding members of the Toronto Whisky Society were given the opportunity to tour the Hiram Walker Distillery and we want to share that experience with you in a few posts over the next few days. For any of you who don’t know, the distillery was built in 1858 by Hiram Walker, an American businessman who helped grow Canadian whisky to … Continue reading TWS visits Hiram Walker Distillery – Part 1

Review: Wiser’s Last Barrels

Appearance: 1.3, Russet Nose: Very much a bourbon nose; vanilla, caramel, toasted oak. I also get a fair bit of fruitiness and almost some floral notes too; white grapes, pear, mango, and fresh linens. Taste: Hits with a slightly astringent bitter oak note, developing with lots of wood spice, black pepper, cinnamon, clove. I also get vanilla and caramel, unsurprisingly, with some apricot and banana. … Continue reading Review: Wiser’s Last Barrels

Wiser’s Last Barrels – a Review

If you’re part of the Reddit whisky network, you’d be aware that November’s Community review was Wiser’s Last Barrels. I’ve had this sample for a while, having gotten it in a swap with /u/lecheconcarnie from reddit a couple months ago, but had neglected to get around to reviewing it. Then I realized the community review was going to be finalized soon and hadn’t yet contributed my … Continue reading Wiser’s Last Barrels – a Review

Lot No. 40 Cask Strength – Review

recently, Devoz visited the Hiram Walker/Corby/Pernod Ricard/Wiser’s facility (that’s a lot of names and I’m honestly not sure which one is correct!) in Windsor ,Ontario and got a private tour of the operations. He also was very kindly given a personalized 200ml Lot No. 40 Cask Strength edition bottle to his own enjoyment, and generously put samples out to members of the Toronto Whisky Society … Continue reading Lot No. 40 Cask Strength – Review