Canada is one of the most common countries for Whisky production and while Whisky producing regions like Scotland and the US have put in place strict rules about how their spirits can be made and marketed, The Great White North
has taken an easier approach. So don’t be startled if you don’t find any information about the mash bill or age on the label.
Corn and wheat
are the primary grains used in Canadian Whisky production. The base spirit for Canadian Whiskies frequently hit proofs around 190
, meaning a stronger, but less flavorful foundation, resulting in a dram that is light and sweet.
Today, In a place once known for brown vodka, there are over 30 craft distilleries
and counting. Stores are starting to carry whole shelves and sections of reputable Canadian brands you'll be hearing more about.
Thirsty for more? Explore Canadian distilleries