About Canadian SPIRITS

Without question, the most famous spirit from Canada is whiskey. Canadian whiskies, often made from rye, are elegant and lightly spicy, and although they may not rank as highly as single malt scotch, there are some examples that are of exceptional quality.

Vodkas are becoming more of a factor in Canada, which should come as no surprise, given the quality of the river and lake water used in production. Yet there are many other notable spirits produced in Canada, ranging from bitters to orange liqueur to aged brandies. The spirits industry in Canada is relatively small, but the products are well worth the search.
Top Picks for Canada
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Cascade Celery Bitters
Aromas of celery salt and lemon pepper. Palate confirms the nose with a hint of white toffee. In the Pisco Sour the celery and peppercorn notes show well on the nose and body and give the cocktail and more savory, dry, culinary quality topped with a lemon chiffon note. Very nice and very versatile bitters.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Malagasy Chocolate Bitters
Aromas of chocolate covered lemon peels, potpourri, and verbena. Perfume notes amplify on the palate with an almost eau-de-vie like quality. In the Pisco Sour cocktail, the chocolate plays nicely with the lime and pisco, tasting almost like and chocolate lemon poppyseed muffin. Fun.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Kensington Dry Aromatic Bitters
Very savory herb and spice aromas suggest bbq rubbed meat in the best possible way. On the palate, mixed peppercorn, saffron, and raw golden beet notes emerge. In the Old Fashioned cocktail the savory herb and spice and meaty character meshes well with the bourbon’s caramelized nuttiness and makes the orange notes like spice cake. A savory and transformative bitters that will work well for cocktail pairing dinners.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Grapefruit & Hops Bitters
On the nose, pleasant grapefruit, coriander, and grassy, leafy aromas lead. On the palate a distinctive piney hop note emerges. In the Martini, the hop note really jumps on and supports the juniper and citrus, giving a surprisingly fruity, creamy quality to the cocktail. These bitters will make crowd pleasing drinks.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Plum & Rootbeer Bitters
Aromas of black licorice and root beer lead with a singed molasses backnote. The palate confirms the nose, but more sassafras like. In the Pisco Sour, the root notes set up a tension in the cocktail and the citrus was disjointed. Try in amaro, whisky, or mezcal cocktails.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab