About Gin and Genever from Canada

About Gin  and  Genever 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

Gin and Genever

Georgian Bay Gin
89 points
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of herb crackers, poppyseed cake, ferns, coriander, lily, ginger tea, and lavender tea cakes with a round, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, elegant, long finish. A delicious, round and substantial Gin with a kaleidoscope of herbaceous, floral and chewy flavors.
Beattie’s Distillers Potato Gin Batch 18
88 points
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of berry milk, candied citrus peels, coconut green tea, and cola and curry with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish with notes of spiced melon, orange coriander cake, and pink pepper. A clean, smooth and balanced, easy drinking gin.
88 points $17 Best Buy
Empress 1908 Original Indigo Gin
88 points
Cobalt blue color. Attractive aromas and flavors of wet spice satchel, spicy raisin and carrot bran muffin, dill and cucumber relish, and honeycomb on pear with a soft, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, engaging, medium-length finish manifesting notes of vanilla milk on cream of wheat and peppercorn. A nice creamy Gin that will glide effortless in a solo flight or in cocktails.