McGuinness Old Canada Whisky


s Old Canada Whisky

(0.7l, 40%)

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Grandpa’s favourite.
The history of McGuinness looks like a road map of Amsterdam… there are so many twists, turns and name changes that it’s hard to know the exact path you’ve traveled. All you really know is where you are now. And where they are now is a subsidiary to Canadian spirits giant Corby Spirit and Wine Limited. McGuinness does one thing and one thing only, and they’ve been doing it for a very long time... They produce a wide range of Canadian style Whiskies, and from time to time, they release some special editions too. 
McGuinness Old Canada Whisky is a straightforward Canadian style Rye Whisky, but it has been aged a bit longer than most. Old Canada is aged 8 years, and they re-use barrels again and again. Some of the casks are very old indeed, but all of them start as American white oak, ex-Bourbon casks. They then blend the Whiskies across their distilleries, barrels and batches.
As you might imagine, that brings a lot of consistency to the operation. And that’s exactly the point. The Old Canada bottle you buy today will taste just like the one you bought last year. Achieving this kind of consistency is not as easy as you might think... and they use a lot of science and old school craftsmanship to get there. All of that makes McGinness Old Canada a sentimental favorite among their hometown fans. 

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  • Style
    Blended Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
  • Alcohol
  • Distillery
    McGuinness Distillers Ltd.
  • Bottler
    McGuinness Distillers

Flavour Spiral™

About The Flavour Spiral

toasted oak
dried fruit
What does McGuinness Old Canada Whisky taste like?

The Flavour Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in McGuinness Old Canada Whisky and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavour Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Those famous Canadian Whisky baking spices, pepper and toffee.
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Classic Rye spice with burnt butter and a hint of honey.
Dry with a lingering trademark spice.  

Flavour spiral
Toasted oak, honey, caramel, burnt, pepper, dried fruit, butter, citrus, vanilla.
Ratings & Reviews
OK to nose...not so good to drink. Nose: somewhat pleasant spice and toffee... Bright amber color, fair legs. Palate: astringent, bitter, reminds of siphoning gasoline... Finish: Awful...fortunately it does not linger... I wouldn't even give this to someone I didn't like...
Nice flavors up front, too much alcohol in the back.
Very smooth with a clean finish. Excellent addition to anyone's bar looking for the finest in Canadian whisky without a heavy price tag.
Smooth and easy to drink. Very nice flavor
Love it.
Reminds me of store-brand cheap whiskey
Slight bite at the end, caramel up front
This has to be the worst thing I've gotten from Flaviar to date. The nose starts off slightly acrid with whisps of acetone. The palette doesn't get much better with no body and little flavor. This is a Canadian rye that doesn't deserve attention.
Potent, approaching scotch in complexity.
Straight forward. Easy drinking
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