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Canadian Club

Canadian Club
Premium 1858 Canadian Whisky

Category: Canadian Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 40%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$34.00

Canadian Club
Premium 1858 Canadian Whisky

Category: Canadian Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 40%
Clear gold color. Aromas and flavors of honey butter on cinnamon raisin toast, praline, ripe figs, and sack of rye flour with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and a warming, compelling, crisp rye grain, vanilla frosting, buttery roasted nuts, and cola and pepper finish. A spicy Canadian whisky with a nice backbone of rye.
Tasting Info
Spirits Glass Style: Mild, Spicy & Spirity
Aroma Aroma: honey butter on cinnamon raisin toast, praline, ripe figs, and sack of rye flour
Taste Flavor: rye grain, vanilla frosting, buttery roasted nuts, and cola and pepper
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: neat, in cocktails, on its own and with food
Cocktail Cocktails: Sazerac, Manhattan, Manhattan
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A spicy Canadian whisky with a nice backbone of rye.
The Producer or Importer

Beam Suntory Inc.

The Producer or  Importer
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL 60654
USA
1 847-948-8888
Canadian Whiskey
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Serve in a Canadian Whisky Glass
Canadian Whisky is made primarily from corn or wheat, with a supplement of rye, barley, or barley malt. There are no Canadian government requirements when it comes to the percentages of grains used in the mash bill. Unlike Bourbons, they are aged, primarily in used oak barrels. The minimum age for Canadian Whisky is three years, with most brands being aged four to six years. Virtually all Canadian whiskies (except the pot-distilled malt whiskies of Glenora in Nova Scotia) are blended from different grain whiskies of different ages. Bulk Canadian Whiskies are usually shipped in barrels to their destination country where they are bottled. These bulk whiskies are usually bottled at 40% ABV (80 proof) and are usually no more than four years old. "Bottled in Canada" whiskies generally have older components in their blends and are bottled at 43.4% ABV (86.8 proof).

Canadian whiskies, as with their American cousins, originated on the farm. These early whiskies were made primarily from rye. In time most Canadian distillers turned to corn, wheat, and other grains, but Canadians continue to refer to their whisky as "Rye" even though the mash bill for most Canadian Whisky is now predominantly a mix of corn, wheat, and barley, with only a modest proportion of rye for flavor, which results in a lighter-bodied spirit.
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