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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Rum Haven
Coconut Rum
Opaque clear color. Lively, pure, tropical aromas of coconut cream and oil with a soft, bright, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a graceful, interesting, medium-length coconut macaroon and buttercream finish. Nice purity and depth of coconut flavor that will work well in fruity cocktails or after dinner.
93 points $15.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Chic Choc
Spiced Rum
Brilliant copper color. Mild, spicy aromas and flavors of spicy chocolate cherry bar, peach tea, and peppercorns with a satiny, bright, moderately sweet medium body and a tingling, compelling, brisk sweet bbq rub, ginger, chili pepper, and chocolate cola finish. A pleasant rather chocolatey spiced rum.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Screech
Original Rum
Bronze color. Rich, creamy, fruity roasted aromas of creme brulee, spiced bananas, and tobacco with a glycerous, bright, fruity medium body and a tingling, refreshing, medium-length whole nuts, whipped cream, pepper, and acetone finish. A creamy, spicy dark rum for hearty cocktails.
87 points $17.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Screech
Honey Rum
Bright gold color. Delicate, sweet aromas of honey lozenge, orange cream soda and cake, and spiced coconut and mangos with a silky, bright, dryish light body and a tingling, breezy finish. finish. A nice orange spice rum for mixing.
84 points $17.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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Screech
Spiced Rum
Bright gold color. Lively, confected aromas of warm vanilla pudding and banana cream pie with a soft, dry-yet-fruity light body and a tingling, quick powdered milk and whipped cream finish. A pleasant vanilla rum for mixing.
84 points $17.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab