About Canadian Spirits

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

Jefferson’s Ocean Aged At Sea Voyage 26 Rye Whiskey
94 points
$79
A layered and delicious Rye that will benefit from more time in barrel.
Awards: 2022 Top 2 Rye Whiskey
Beattie’s Distillers Sweet Potato Vodka Batch 8
94 points
$17
Best Buy
A tasty, savory Vodka for creative cocktails and autumnal vibes.
94 points $17 Best Buy
Black Velvet Peach Flavored Canadian Whiskey
93 points
$10
Best Buy
Millions of peaches, peaches for me.
93 points $10 Best Buy
Dirty Devil Vodka
93 points
$27
A spicy, grain-centric vodka with robust, pure flavor.
Jd Shore Rum Cream Liqueur
93 points
$27
A wildly delicious cream liqueur with superbly balanced fresh creamy and delicately fruity and spicy flavors; dangerously drinkable.
Nova Vodka Vodka
93 points
$39
A clean and crisp vodka with an elegant style; great for any vodka cocktail, shots or sipping on the rocks.
Collingwood Double Barreled Canadian Whisky
93 points
$28
A rich and nuanced Canadian Whisky to take seriously.
Awards: 2021 Best Canadian Whisky
Gran Gala Triple Orange Brandy Liqueur
93 points
$18
Best Buy
A rich, undulating Liqueur that delivers sophisticated orange flavor for cocktails, after dinner tipples, and anytime indulging.
93 points $18 Best Buy
Beattie’s Distillers Beatties Premium Potato Vodka
92 points
$22.99
Best Buy
A spirit crafted with intention that transforms the humble potato into a stylish product for vodka connoisseurs.
92 points $22.99 Best Buy
Forty Creek Barrel Select Canadian Whisky
92 points
$19
Best Buy
A rich Canadian Whisky that hits the spot; drink neat, in cocktails or as a shooter.
92 points $19 Best Buy