Raise a glass of whisky to the NHL captains
October 23, 2019
October 23, 2019 8:40 AM EDT
J.P. Wiserís Alumni Whisky Series: The Captains Line honouring Yvan Cournoyer, Mark Messier, and Dave Keon.
J.P. Wiserís scores a hat trick with its third installment of the Alumni Whisky Series: The Captains Line.
Just in time for the hockey season (or ideas for holiday gifts), this lineup includes some of the gameís greatest who wore the captainís badge: Mark Messier, Yvan Cournoyer and Dave Keon. As with the previous releases in the Series, each of these whiskies has been meticulously blended to celebrate the featured alumni and their profound impact to the game:
Mark Messier: Arguably one of the gameís best captains, Messier led his teams with a combination of skill and strength. This bold and tenacious three-grain whisky is blended to deliver on Messierís strength. Aged 11 years in Speyside Malt barrels, this whisky celebrates No. 11ís impact on the game.
Yvan Cournoyer: Aged 12 years to honour Yvanís playing number, this whisky was inspired by Cournoyerís game-winning pass to Paul Henderson in the Canada 1972 Summit Series. Much like Cournoyerís smooth hands led to the gritty game-winning goal, this complex liquid is a smooth three-grain blend with gritty rye flavours.
Dave Keon: With a 45% ABV to celebrate the 45-points Keon scored in his first season, this well-balanced whisky compliments his offensive and defensive abilities on the ice. To truly pay homage to this hockey legend, this whisky is aged 14 years for Keonís playing number and uses four different barrels to commemorate his four Stanley Cup wins.
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Whether you are a fan of the sport, grew up watching these players, or simply appreciate genuine Canadian spirit, this collection is for you ó not to mention, part of the proceeds from this whisky collaboration go back to the NHL Alumni Association (NHLAA) to help support their social ambitions.
The Alumni Whisky Series is a one-time-only player whisky release. This third lineup of premium, collectible player whiskies will be available this season in select stores across Canada.
Ė Check out Jpwisers.com/ca; Corby.ca.
It's a dog fight in the West. With most teams completing 3/4 of the season, here are the standings:
1. St.Louis 78
2. Dallas 76
3. Colorado 75
4. Edmonton 71
5. Vancouver 70
6. Las Vegas 70
7. Winnipeg 69
8. Calgary 68
9. Arizona 68
10. Nashville 65
11. Minnesota 63
12. Chicago 60
13. San Jose 56
14. Anaheim 55
15. Los Angeles 47