Wiser's Spiced Whisky Vanilla, 43%

Price: $28 Issue: Spring 2013 Reviewer: Davin de Kergommeaux

Pink cotton candy and hot caramel sauce on a simple nose turn to rich burnt toffee and invigorating hot chili pepper on the palate, followed by savory herbs. The herbal tones quickly turn pleasantly bitter before fading into the barest suggestion of dry oak. Tingling peppery heat lingers right to the end. A hot, spicy version of Wiser's Deluxe with the rye elements boosted by added vanilla. (Canada only) C$28