Traditionally, it was thought (we don’t know if mistakenly) that Canadian whiskeys were not too much quality. This seems to have changed, thanks to their new treatments and complex structure.
Formerly, Canadian whiskey was perceived by many as something tasteless, hence it came to be called “brown vodka”. This is partly because of the rules, a bit hard, of its production. For example, it was said that it included rye because many Canadians distillers began to use some rye to give “life” to their whiskey, made primarily from corn.
But, as we announced, this is changing since current whiskey is developed with treatments based on oak and a truly complex structure. One of the changes of this whiskey is due in part to the Americans, who have always played an important role in its history. Should be noted that the US are the largest buyer of Canadian whiskey, because of its proximity, and many of the biggest brands are owned by US corporations.
Some Canadian whiskeys
Canadian Club Classic 12 Years 1L: a whisky from Canada. Uvinum community values Canadian Club Classic 12 Years 1L with 4 points on 5.
Glen Breton Black Label 10 Years: Aged for 10 years with American Oak in traditional warehouses situated within the apple orchard of the Glenora Distillery property in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.
Glen Breton 10 Years Icewine: a whisky produced in Canada with an alcohol strength of 57.2º. Uvinum users give to Glen Breton 10 Years Icewine 4 points on 5.
Other Canadian Whiskies
- Stalk & Barrel Single Malt. This whiskey stands out for its malt, somewhat fruity and woody, which makes us enjoy its rich nuances.
- Lot No. 40. Relaunched in the nineties to offer the recipe dating back seven generations. Malt here reminds us of nuts, with a strong peppery finish.
- Alberta Rye Dark. Beam Suntory, which owns Canadian Club, just launched this whiskey designed to mix in cocktails. It contains a part of bourbon and a splash of “oloroso” sherry.
- Caribou Crossing. In this case, belongs to Sazerac Company, which owns over 20 brands of Canadian whiskey. It is made with a strong traditional style and is known for its complexity and quality.