About Specialty Spirits from Canada

About Specialty Spirits from Canada
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

Specialty Spirits

Magnotta Distillery Vidal Ice Grappa
88 points
Clear. Aromas of overripe apple and potato skins, banana yogurt, and nut brittle with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a honey cream and mineral accented finish. Flavorful and stylish.
88 points $29.95
Magnotta Distillery Cabernet Franc Ice Grappa
85 points
Clear. Aromas of honey roasted nuts, dried potato, cooked barley and rice, and carob with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a sweet cream, nougat, and a grilled banana finish. Interesting roasted, umami quality; will be fun to mix with, especially in Asian inspired cocktails.
85 points $34.95
Magnotta Distillery Riesling Ice Grappa
84 points
Clear. Aromas and flavors of porridge with dried bananas, apples, nougat and balsa with a slightly tannic dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming pepper, dusty mineral, and banana leaf accented finish.
84 points $32.95