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Corby’s release of the four whiskies in the Northern Border Collection Rare Release series should be enough to convince even the most diehard skeptic of the potential to be found in Canadian Whiskies. J.P. Wiser’s 35 is one of the oldest Canadian Whiskies ever bottled, while the Lot 40 Cask Strength, Pike Creek 21, and Gooderham & Worts Little Trinity each offer a unique take on their counterparts in the regular Northern Border Collection range.
All four whiskies were created by Master Blender Don Livermore at the Hiram Walker Distillery in Windsor, Ontario. During a visit to the distillery in October, 2017, he and WhiskyCast’s Mark Gillespie sat down to chat while tasting all four whiskies. This is the first in an ongoing series of “One on One” tastings that will appear exclusively here at WhiskyCast.com.
While the series will be repeated in future years, the four whiskies in the 2017 release will only be available in limited quantities within Canada. Prices range from $69.95 CAD ($55 USD) for the Lot 40 Cask Strength to $164.95 CAD ($129.50 USD) for the J.P. Wiser’s 35.
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