Full Review

Signal Hill

Signal Hill
Canadian Whisky

Category: Canadian Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 40%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$39.95

Signal Hill
Canadian Whisky

Category: Canadian Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 40%
Dark amber color. Aromas and flavors of brioche french toast, maple syrup, jamaican rum, apple-cinnamon muffin, pumpkin custard, pecan pie, and granola with a round, bright, fruity medium body and an appealing, medium-length finish. A super-smooth Canadian whiskey packed with big sherry notes and lots of sweet sippable character.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Candied, Fruity & Mild
Aroma Aroma: brioche French toast, maple syrup, Jamaican rum, apple-cinnamon muffin, pumpkin custard, pecan pie, and granola
Taste Flavor: brioche french toast, maple syrup, jamaican rum, apple-cinnamon muffin, pumpkin custard, pecan pie, and granola
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Whiskey Sour, Old Fashioned, Manhattan
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A super-smooth Canadian whiskey packed with big sherry notes and lots of sweet sippable character.

The Producer

Signal Hill

The Producer
No. 8-11 Carlaw Avenue
Toronto, ON M4M 2R6
Canada
1 416-919-9909

Their Portfolio

85 Signal Hill Canadian Whisky 40% (Canada) $39.95.
84 Signal Hill Canadian Whisky 40% (Canada) $35.00.

Canadian Whisky

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Serve in a Glencairn Ganadian 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.