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Whisky as equal as beer in Canada has been a very popular alcoholic drink since long time ago. It started to be produced when the Scottish arrived in the new land.

Canadian Whisky is commonly made of multiple kinds of grain, among them 'corn', which is the most important ingredient, along with barley malt, and rye and in order to be called Canadian whisky it must be mashed, distilled and aged at least 3 years in wooden barrels with 700 l of highest capacity in within Canadian territory.

Rye Whisky

Most of these whiskies are usually lighter and smoother than other styles, and since 'rye' contributes with predominant flavor as component, Canadian whisky is generically referred to as  “Rye Whisky” in Canada.

Single Malt

This Scottish style Whisky has been produced by a singly distillery called Glenora Distillers in Glenville, Nova Scotia. This is an unblended malt whisky and one of the oldest of the few produced in North America.

Quebec Maple

There are two kinds of maple whiskies (not really whisky but often described as such) produced in Quebec by Maison des Futailles:

  • Fine Sève: distillation of maple wine, aged in oak barrels
  • Sortilège: mix of Canadian rye whisky and maple syrup

Canadian Whiskies

  • Forty Creek (blended)
  • Canadian Club (blended)
  • Glen Breton Rare (single malt)
  • Alberta Premium (100% Rye)
  • Crown Royal (blended)
  • Black Velvet (whisky mix)
  • Wiser's whisky (rye)
  • Seagram’s VO (blended)
  • Gibson's Finest (blended)
  • McGuinness Silk Tassel (rye)
  • Century Reserve (100% Rye)