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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Gran Gala
Orange Brandy Liqueur
Copper color. Aromas of orange peel and clove, cinnamon candies, spiced honey cake, and amaretto with a syrupy, lively, very sweet fat body and a peppery, interesting, brisk cotton candy ice cream, birthday cake, fruit punch, and black pepper and mace finish. All manner of sweet and spice collide in this fruity liqueur.
94 points $19.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Gran Gala
Liqueur
Brilliant dark amber color. Rich, fruity, citrusy aromas of baked orange, honeyed nut brittle, and brown spices with a supple, lively, off-dry medium-full body and a hot, interesting, long chocolate orange peel, pepper, and cane sugar syrup finish. A delicious and vibrant orange brandy liqueur that will be great in cocktails or after dinner.
94 points $21.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Last Mountain Distillery
Honey Cinnamon Liqueur
Golden yellow color. Attractive aromas and flavors of cinnamon stick, honey, clove, and candied ginger with a soft, bright, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a tingling, medium-long finish with suggestions of peppered nuts, sandalwood incense, turmeric, and endive. A very delicate, elegant, and balanced cinnamon liqueur.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
212065
Forty Creek
Cream Liqueur
Creamy gold beige color. Bright, creamy aromas of mocha latte, nougat, and vanilla nut fudge with a chewy, soft, sweet medium-full body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long whipped cream, delicate salted nuts, and maple sugar finish. A very tasty and delicate mocha cream liqueur.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab