Canadian whiskies are often referred to as Rye Whiskies, though rye need not be used. The majority of Canadian whiskies are blended and distilled from a selection of grains, which usually include a good proportion of rye alongside barley and corn. This style is greatly similar to Scotch blended whisky, save for the oft used rye. The spirit must be aged for at least three years. Canada also produces its own Single Malts which can be wonderfully distinctive. One of Canada’s whisky pioneers was Hiram Walker, who established his distillery in Detroit in 1858, later moving it to Ontario where he founded Walkerville, his own town. Hiram Walker created the brand Canadian Club, which has become globally popular. Such was Walker’s success that he established two whisky distilleries in Scotland.
Canadian Whisky Style