About North American Whiskies from Canada

About North American Whiskies 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

North American Whiskies

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
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
Collingwood Double Barreled Canadian Whisky
93 points
A rich and nuanced Canadian Whisky to take seriously.
Awards: 2021 Best Canadian Whisky
Pendleton Midnight Brandy Barrel Finished Blended Canadian Whisky
92 points
A generous and gratifying Canadian Whisky with lovely layers of chocolate, nuts and fruit and a long warming finish.
Pendleton 1910 12 Year Old Canadian Rye Whisky
92 points
This is a beautiful Rye Whiskey that can be enjoyed neat but has the spicy sweet complexity to play in Tiki cocktails.
Forty Creek Barrel Select Canadian Whisky
92 points
Best Buy
A rich Canadian Whisky that hits the spot; drink neat, in cocktails or as a shooter.
92 points $19 Best Buy
Forty Creek Lot 1867-F Confederation Oak Reserve Small Batch Canadian Whisky
92 points
A velvety, smooth and decadent Canadian Whisky.