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

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
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
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.
Kirkland Signature 6 Year Old Oak Cask Aged Blended Canadian Whisky
91 points
Best Buy
A good everyday mild Rye that will appeal to Canadian Whisky, American Rye, and Bourbon drinkers alike.
Awards: 2022 Best Canadian Whisky
91 points $18 Best Buy
Pendleton 1910 12 Year Old Canadian Rye Whisky
91 points
An excellent Canadian Whisky with sweet caramelized grains, citrus freshness and a touch of pepper spice.
Forty Creek Copper Pot Reserve Canadian Whisky
91 points
Best Buy
A round, chewy and complex Canadian Whisky for the enthusiast.
91 points $24 Best Buy
Forty Creek Lot 262 Double Barrel Reserve Small Batch Canadian Whisky
91 points
A silky smooth Canadian Whiskey with a rounded, maple-centric flavor; decadent.
Pendleton Blended Canadian Whisky
88 points
A delicious, simple sipper with sweet baking spices.