The man…the legend. John Philip Wiser grew his whisky empire from humble beginnings into Canada’s best-selling family of whiskies. The choices he made, including using only the highest quality ingredients and aging his whisky longer, has led to a lasting legacy that you can still taste today.
Dr. Don Livermore
Our Master Blender got his start as a microbiologist at the historic Hiram Walker & Sons Ltd. distillery before attaining his Ph.D. in Brewing and Distilling and assuming his current role in early 2012. Don’s commitment to quality, care, and craftsmanship can be tasted in every bottle of J.P. Wiser’s whisky today. He’s the central nervous system of our operation and he’s constantly checking in on every step of our process to ensure that the whisky that goes in our bottles is worthy of carrying the J.P. Wiser’s name.
Process Engineer, Grain Ops
Kristy is our gatekeeper. From making the connections to the farmers providing our grains, to determining how much grain we need, to even smelling each batch by hand before it’s accepted into our facility, Kristy is on the front line of quality at J.P. Wiser’s.
Director of Manufacturing
Han – a trained mechanical engineer – is the man tasked with making the choices that will guarantee each batch of distillate is exactly what our team needs. As he tends to the mash in our brew house and adds the yeast, he’s responsible for creating most of the fruity, floral flavours that our distiller and Master Blender get to work with.
Supervisor, Maturing Warehouse
Donald is a man of patience. The man in charge of our vast inventory operates in a ‘hurry up and wait’ mode every day. Donald oversees our vast warehouse of barrels in various stages of maturity, and is accountable for every single drop of whisky in our facility.
Director, Business Development, Spirits Production
When you’re aging whisky, it’s not just this year you’re thinking about, but years and decades down the line. Luckily, we’ve got someone who can see the future. From forecasting demand and production, to sourcing barrels, to keeping track of what needs to be drained and when, Laura makes sure J.P. Wiser’s is prepared for what lays ahead.