The state of Kentucky is the capital of bourbon: it's home to 95 per cent of the world's bourbon. Today, The Wiseman, a Kentucky straight whiskey, is officially available in Australia for the first time. Meticulously crafted by Master Blender John Rhea, a 40-year industry veteran and distinguished Bourbon Hall of Famer celebrated for his unparalleled expertise, emerged from retirement to craft this exceptional spirit.
The Wiseman Bourbon enchants the senses with a delicate sprinkle of citrus and a subtle hint of oak. Awarded the prestigious Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2022 and 2023, this exceptional Kentucky straight bourbon offers a captivating sweet caramel aroma with a warming allspice lift. Each sip of the silky elixir reveals a harmonious fusion of caramel and allspice flavours. Whether savoured neat or used to elevate your favourite bourbon cocktails, The Wiseman Bourbon embodies sophistication and an unwavering commitment to remarkable taste.
For those seeking a whiskey with a fiery personality, The Wiseman Rye delivers an unrivalled experience. A Gold winner at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2022, this remarkable Kentucky straight rye whiskey showcases the artistry and mastery of whiskey craftsmanship. Its rich and spicy nose exudes an inviting aroma of fresh rye bread, complemented by subtle hints of sweet caramel and cinnamon. Its bold and robust flavours that fill the palate with a full-bodied essence, enticing the taste buds with every sip, from the buttered cinnamon toast to the delightful hint of English walnut.
At the heart of these exceptional spirits stands the legendary Bourbon Hall of Fame Master Blender John Rhea. After an illustrious 40-year career receiving countless accolades, Rhea came out of retirement in 2021 to lend his vast knowledge and expertise to The Wiseman and The Wiseman Rye. With an unwavering passion for the craft and an impeccable palate, John carefully curated the finest ingredients to create extraordinary drinking experiences. His mastery has ensured that every bottle of The Wiseman bourbon and The Wiseman rye deliver unparalleled quality and taste.
"I found the one thing that would bring me out of retirement… the opportunity to serve as a steward to The Wiseman Bourbon and The Wiseman Rye, I am honoured to have this opportunity to contribute to their legacy. Australia's passion for premium spirits is undeniable, and we couldn't be more excited to introduce The Wiseman and The Wiseman Rye to this discerning market. These spirits embody the rich traditions of bourbon and rye craftsmanship, and we can't wait to share these exceptional spirits with whiskey enthusiasts across Australia." John Rhea, The Wiseman Master Blender.
Indulge in the wisdom and knowledge of fine whiskey. Discover the magic of The Wiseman and The Wiseman Rye, available from www.thewhiskylist.com.au
RRP $120 for the Wiseman and RRP $130 for The Wiseman Rye.