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Canadian Whisky

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.

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What is Canadian Whisky?
Canada's regulations specify only one rule for producing Canadian Whisky - it has to be mashed, distilled and aged for at least three years in Canada.
Canadian Whisky vs. American Whiskey?
The U.S. has stricter rules about how Whiskey can be made/marketed. Canadian Whiskies often hit proofs 190, meaning a stronger, but less flavorful foundation, resulting in drams that are lighter, sweeter and smoother than American Whiskeys.
How's it made?
Commonly it is made from several different grains, corn and wheat used as primary grains in Canadian Whisky production.  Each grain is usually fermented, distilled and aged separately. They're only combined together at the very end.
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Canadian Whisky
The saviour from the North. After the Prohibition, Canada was there for its American friends with the only barrels of aged Whisky around, and they made a killing.
Canadian Whisky
Canadian Whisky was the best selling Liquor category in the US until as recently as 2010!
Canadian Whisky
The Hiram Walker’s Distillery was one of the key suppliers during Prohibition, with Al Capone being one of their biggest customer. Records show Capone paid $7 for a case of Canadian Club and sold it in the US for $75.
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