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2019 Rum Howler Favourite 20 Canadian Whiskies: #13 – Hiram Walker Special Old 

Posted by Arctic Wolf on December 10, 2019

Hiram Walker Special Old is one of those whiskies which I have enjoyed for decades. The first time I purchased a bottle was when my family and I had just bought a small rustic cabin at Alberta Beach on Lac St. Anne. The place had no running water or indoor plumbing, just fours with on old cook stove in the kitchen, a fire pit in the back.

The liquor store at Alberta Beach did not have a lot of selection but Hiram Walker Special Old was one of the more premium brands that was sold there. So when we had a family outing to the cabin, I would sometimes stop at that store and pick up a bottle for the weekend. Today my love for Hiram Walker Special Old is as much about those fond memories out at the lake, as it is about the quality of the spirit. (It is pretty darn good!)

Here is a link to my most recent review:

Review: Hiram Walker Special Old

“… As I let the whisky sit, the rye aroma subdues and note of citrus fruit, bourbon, and vanilla becomes more apparent as well as a deepening of the toffee. The nose is robust and my appetite for the whisky has been whetted …”



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