J.P. Wiser’s Hopped Canadian Whisky

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It’s Canadian whisky, but it tastes somewhat like a cross between one and a dark ale.

I like it, and I do recommend it.

But don’t take my word for it; see what noted Canadian whisky expert Davin de Kergommeaux said, here.

How to Drink an IPA, One Hop Flavor at a Time

Awesome!

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If you’re a fan of modern, American IPAs (PBR drinkers: Go stand in the corner) then you are no doubt a friendly familiar of hops, the magical bud that gives beer its bitter bite. But with hundreds up hops varieties and some brews using upwards of a dozen of them , it’s hard to know which hop is imparting which flavor unto your beer.

So Sam Adams is doing something pretty cool. It’s taken its Latitude 48 IPA—which contains five different strains of hops—and is releasing a sort of beer flight. They’re calling it Latitude 48 Deconstructed. It contains not just the Latitude 48 you (maybe) know and (probably) love, but five other beers, brewed exactly the same way, but each containing just one of the hops strains. It gives beer aficionados the rare opportunity to experience these hops one at a time and see exactly where their favorite flavors come from.

Wish we could get them all up here in Canada; alas…

Alexander Keith’s has done something similar, but not as extensive:

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And their beer is not as good as Sam Adams’…