Sharing some distinguishing features to that of Scottish whisky, Canadian whisky brands have a few stand alone signature characteristics. These include the unique production methods that involve distillation from a selection of grains. One of the most famous figures connected to Canadian Whisky is Hiram Walker who founded the popular Canadian Club blends. In his time, he founded two distilleries; the Glencadam distillery and the Bloch Brothers distillery.
Canadian whisky is often considered a cousin of Scotch whisky, sharing comparable characteristics to many Scottish blends as well as similarities to the bourbons of their North American neighbours. That said, Canadian whiskies certainly boast a distinguishable style all of their own.
Their character typically consists of well-pronounced toffee flavours, spicy cinnamon and caramelised notes of toast, while the whisky is generally light but full in flavour. Canadian whisky is made from corn and rye, in fact, you’ll often see them referred to as “rye whiskies”, and aged in wooden barrels for a minimum of three years to ensure a bold character.
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