Hiram Walker Special Old Rye Whisky

Hiram Walker Special Old Rye Whisky

Hiram Walker® produces one of the broadest portfolios of Liqueurs in the world - 43 distinct and naturally delicious products from contemporary Schnapps to classic Brandies. Hiram Walker Liqueurs are made using only the best all natural ingredients — making them must-haves for anyone who takes cocktails seriously.

Hiram Walker started producing spirits in 1858, and he pioneered numerous distillation and manufacturing processes that are now industry standards. For example, Hiram Walker was one of the first alcohol producers to begin placing labels on his bottles.

Hiram Walkers' Schnapps, Brandy and Bar Essentials lines now sport a contemporary look. Hiram Walker is one of very few manufacturers to utilize only all-natural flavors in its entire liqueurs line-up. The bottles are designed with ridges on the collar, allowing for a better grip and easier pouring.

Source

Hiram Walker Special Old Rye Whisky Tasting Notes



Nose

It’s bold. Rye dominates, with flavours of light rye bread and lots of spice – clear cut cinnamon and a bit of clove. There’s a touch of fruitiness – apples and a touch of orange which seems to lend itself to some slight acidity. There’s some toasted oak as well, and I also get some hints of cola and toffee as well. The nose develops, and opens up, and sure enough bourbon and oak notes start to appear. A slight sour bitterness comes in too, which is interesting, but not really an element which I think helps with the nose.

Finish

Slightly drying finish, with some caramel, a touch of slightly bitter oak, a touch of apple, some dark chocolate, some light rye, and then waves and waves of cinnamon and pepper. The tannins pucker up the mouth a bit, which is something I always enjoy in a finish. The cinnamon and spice are brilliant, and the finish is quite long.

Taste

It’s quite a fascinating mix – it’s a bit sour, with lots of spices but not much heat in the mouth, and then some nice oak and brilliant spices to finish off the taste. It has very nice balance and a perfect amount of sweetness for easy sipping. There’s also some dry and grassy rye in there, carried by some caramel. It has some rye bread notes as well, but light rye rather than dark rye. There’s some great oaky vanilla as well, with some bourbon notes, and I notice them more as I sip more. 26.5/30 (88%).

RECOMMENDED FOR YOU
David Nicholson 1843 Whiskey
Normally not seen outside the American Mid-West, this potent brew is aged for 7 years before release
Hiram Walker Premium Whisky
Premium Whisky is a National top quality . It is a whisky made from Scottish malts rich golden color and pleasant taste
Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey
A blend of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey and a unique honey liqueur of our own making, for a taste that’s one-of-a-kind and unmistaka
Gentleman Jack American Whisky
Inspired by the original gentleman distiller and our founder, Gentleman Jack undergoes a second charcoal mellowing to achieve exception
Jack Daniels Tennessee Fire Whiskey
Cinnamon heat. Exceptionally smooth.
Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel
Hand selected to mature in the highest reaches of the barrel house.
Beam Rye
Use it in any classic or contemporary cocktail for a spicy, warm kick with a black pepper bite.
Jack Daniels 1907 Whiskey
Jack Daniel's 1907 Tennessee Whiskey is charcoal mellowed and matured in the cooler areas of the barrel warehouse and bottled at 3
Evan Williams Cherry Whiskey
Rich notes of cherry tarts, vanilla and ground almond.
Imperial Whiskey
Imperial has had something of a stop-start history.
Redemption Rye
Redemption Rye’s goal is to bring back the classic American Rye cocktail.
Seagram’s 7 Crown Blended American Whiskey
A very old brand of blended whisky from one of Canada's former biggest multi-nationals, Seagram's 7 Crown is a light and mild
Seagram's 7 Crown With Honey Whiskey
Seagram's 7 Dark Honey is a liqueur from Seagrams made from their 7 Crown whiskey and, as the name suggests, dosed with honey, as
Kessler Whiskey
When Julius Kessler first distilled his whiskey in the 1800’s, he described its golden taste as “smooth as silk.”
Bulleit Rye Whiskey
Bulleit Rye is made with a mashbill of 95% rye and 5% malted barley and is produced in small batches.
Fleischmann's Preferred Whiskey
An Imperial quart of Fleischmann's Preferred - an interesting mix of a British bottle size and American blended whiskey.Blended fr
Calvert Extra Whiskey
A good blend of fruit and spices in a delicate style.
Cinerator Cinnamon Whiskey
Cinerator Cinnamon Whiskey is the combination of hot and spicy mixed with smooth American whiskey.
Evan Williams Black Label Bourbon
Evan Williams Black is reputed to be based on mostly five to seven year old bourbons, and bottled at 86 proof (43% abv).
Knob Creek Single Barrel Bourbon
Straight from one carefully hand-selected barrel to your bottle, Knob creek single barrel reserve encounters no detours or distractions
Walker's DeLuxe Bourbon
Walker’s DeLuxe is aged in charred oak barrels for eight years.