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J P Wiser’s reveals oldest whisky

Canadian whisky brand J P Wiser’s has launched The Decades Series, which features a 42-year-old expression.

J P Wiser’s 42YO
The 42-year-old whisky will retail for CA$469.99 (US$344)

The collection aims to highlight the brand’s ‘unwavering commitment to heritage, innovation and excellence’ and spotlight its 165 years of whisky-making history.

The 42-year-old expression was distilled in 1982, when the Canadian whisky industry was in a depression. At the time, the brand’s namesake and founder was relocating the distillery to its current location in Windsor, Ontario.

“This extraordinary whisky is a celebration of craftsmanship and the pursuit of perfection,” said Dr Don Livermore, master blender. “We are thrilled to introduce the 42-Year-Old as the inaugural release of The Decades Series. Every aspect of this creation embodies the artistry and tradition that defines J P Wiser’s.”

The whisky was matured in a combination of Speyside single malt casks, Canadian oak barrels, and ex-Bourbon barrels.

It has aromas of ‘green apple, crème brûlée, vintage oak, orange tea, sourdough and dried fruits’, while the palate offers ‘dark cherry, English toffee, oakwood, roasted nuts, marble rye, nutmeg and subtle leather’.

Bottled at 52% ABV, the limited edition whisky will be available in Canada and the US for CA$469.99 (US$344).

J P Wiser’s was acquired by Pernod Ricard in 2005.

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