J.P. Wiser's Hopped, 40%

Price: $22 Issue: Winter 2015 Reviewer: Davin de Kergommeaux

“Boiling the hops made them too bitter,” says Wiser's master blender, Don Livermore. After more than 100 attempts he cracked the fruity-floral-hops code by “dry hopping” - adding Bravo hops to the finished whisky. Searing spices energize the earthy, grassy aroma of a freshly-mown fall meadow. Caramels—some sweet, some burnt—with early blushes of coffee or milk chocolate slowly fade into a vaguely bitter finish. (Canada only) C$29