Full Review

Georgian Bay

Georgian Bay
Small Batch Canadian Whisky

Category: Canadian Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 40%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$28

Georgian Bay
Small Batch Canadian Whisky

Category: Canadian Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 40%
Pale gold color. Aromas and flavors of hay, candied cashews, maple syrup, and vanilla bean pasty with a lean, soft, fruity light body and a tingling, breezy finish that shows overtones of golden raisins and walnut cake. A light Canadian Whisky that goes down easy.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Mild
Aroma Aroma: hay, candied cashews, maple syrup, and vanilla bean pasty
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of golden raisins and walnut cake
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Sazerac, Old Fashioned, Manhattan
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A light Canadian Whisky that goes down easy.

The Producer

Georgian Bay Spirit Co.

The Producer
229 Yonge Street
suite 305
Toronto, ON M5B1N8
Canada
1 416-458 9833

Canadian Whisky

Spirits Glass Glencairn Canadian Amber.jpg
Serve in a Glencairn Ganadian Whisky Glass
Canadian Whisky is made primarily from corn or wheat, with a supplement of rye, barley, or barley malt. There are no Canadian government requirements when it comes to the percentages of grains used in the mash bill. Unlike Bourbons, they are aged, primarily in used oak barrels. The minimum age for Canadian Whisky is three years, with most brands being aged four to six years. Virtually all Canadian whiskies (except the pot-distilled malt whiskies of Glenora in Nova Scotia) are blended from different grain whiskies of different ages. Bulk Canadian Whiskies are usually shipped in barrels to their destination country where they are bottled. These bulk whiskies are usually bottled at 40% ABV (80 proof) and are usually no more than four years old. "Bottled in Canada" whiskies generally have older components in their blends and are bottled at 43.4% ABV (86.8 proof).

Canadian whiskies, as with their American cousins, originated on the farm. These early whiskies were made primarily from rye. In time most Canadian distillers turned to corn, wheat, and other grains, but Canadians continue to refer to their whisky as "Rye" even though the mash bill for most Canadian Whisky is now predominantly a mix of corn, wheat, and barley, with only a modest proportion of rye for flavor, which results in a lighter-bodied spirit.