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

Beattie’s Distillers Peppermint & Vanilla Flavored Vodka
94 points
Best Buy
The added flavors complement the base spirit; this would be excellent in a creamy cocktail, like a mint chocolate Espresso Martini.
94 points $19 Best Buy
Uncle Nearest Single Barrel No. 002 Rye Whiskey
94 points
Hot honey here with sweetness and spicy character all in balance and holding the ABV very well; not for the faint of heart but stellarly executed.
Jefferson’s Ocean Aged At Sea Voyage 26 Rye Whiskey
94 points
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
Best Buy
A tasty, savory Vodka for creative cocktails and autumnal vibes.
94 points $17 Best Buy
Dirty Devil Vodka
93 points
Best Buy
A round and clean sipping Vodka that will also satisfy all of your Vodka mixing needs.
93 points $19.99 Best Buy
Georgian Bay 10th Anniversary Edition Gin Batch No. 5
93 points
Very pleasingly interesting and a bit sweet on the nose, almost like a Gin candy.
Uncle Nearest Straight Rye Whiskey
93 points
A totally toasty, tasty barrel forward Whiskey that deftly hides the higher proof and the rye spice until the finish.
Uncle Nearest Uncut & Unfiltered Straight Rye Whiskey Blend No. 001
93 points
A smooth, long and winding ride down a wide rye road of earthy, grainy, and spicy flavors; pack your bags.
Black Velvet Peach Flavored Canadian Whiskey
93 points
Best Buy
Millions of peaches, peaches for me.
93 points $10 Best Buy
Jd Shore Rum Cream Liqueur
93 points
A wildly delicious cream liqueur with superbly balanced fresh creamy and delicately fruity and spicy flavors; dangerously drinkable.