The nose is of medium-body with notes of barley sugar and aniseed, notes of cut grass and fennel, a hint of straw and a vegetal freshness. The palate is quite sweet and gentle. There are notes of winter spice and dark sugars, a touch of rum. The finish is of medium-sweetness and of medium-length.
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I don't know any Canadian that actually drinks Canadian Club. I'm fairly sure they shipped most of it to other countries so no one would realize we have plenty of much better kinds to offer. Seriously, try Wiser's if you want to be cheap, if you're looking for more high end grab a bottle of Gibson's Finest of course Crown Royal is great too.
But really anyone that enjoys Canadian Club has no taste in good whiskey and I don't take there opinion with any kind of weight.
4th December 2014
I understand that some people have been drinking this brand forever and like it just fine. I grew up in Canada and have drank more than my fair share of CC. I drank it with cola to get smashed, that's it. Now I am (much) older and (somewhat) wiser. I drink Scotch, bourbon, anf Irish whisky because I like the taste and don't drink for the drunk anymore. Canadian whiskey is woefully lacking in decent brands for this purpose and CC is definitely not an exception. Harsh, rubbing alcohol, bitter are the only descriptions that come to mind. Mixed it's fine. Sorry fans but this is the regrettable truth as I see it.
27th November 2014
This stuff is just nasty. I'm Canadian and no one I know drinks cc. There are many better Canadian whiskys out there.
This whiskey is something many Canadian's buy and drink simply because it's a cheap liquor to mix with cola. This is not in anyway what I would consider decent whiskey. At home I would not serve this to guests(or drink it myself). Canada has many many better whiskeys, unfortunately we must not export the good stuff. I'm shocked by the positive reviews.
19th November 2014
You get what you pay for! CC is a very good whiskey for the price. Good flavor and taste. Is the 12 year old whiskey better? Yes, as it is with any brand. But the 6 year old product is very good! Have enjoyed CC for many years!
22nd October 2014
I adore Crown Royal neat or with a little ice. What i do not adore is the cost. Went looking for an alternative and came up short over and over. Decided to try CC and was blown away! Deep color. Wonderful nose. Great mouth feel and comes off as a slighty stiffer Crown Royal! Smoooooth and full of the flavors expected from a much more expensive whisky. Delicious stuff! It is my got to daily whisky now and dare I say it? I may prefer it to Crown!
13th September 2014
Canadian Club is an outstanding mixing whisky and should be a staple in your drinks cabinet for an Old Fashioned or a Manhattan due to its rye-like taste. I personally wouldn't drink it straight, but then that's what the more expensive stuff is for!
8th August 2014
I usually drink scotch, tried boubon, and consider canadian more like a bourbon with scotch notes. Due to its rye flavor it does have a bite to it.
As a person who has tried quite a few Canadian club whiskeys, I have to say that it's better if you go for the CC that is one or two steps better than this.... There is a Massive improvement in flavor and finish
18th July 2014
Decent whiskey, fantastic for the price. Tried for the first time tonight, will definitely not be the last
28th April 2014
One of the most solid whiskies available, smooth, crisp, and highly drinkable.
Recommend to all!
24th April 2014
Bought this as it was on special at Morrison's Nice taste for the price but I have a £20 rule when I'm looking for specials on the supermarket shelf so I bide my time,but I needed some home comfort and this only JUST made it to be worth the money.
27th February 2014
I'm not aware of any whisk(e)y that has such a strong rum flavour. As I don't like rum all that much, I really can't stand CC neat. It gets a little more pleasant on the rocks and is a surprisingly good mixer, though.
20th December 2013
I had Canadian Club some time ago and was surprised how good it actually was. Now, when had a bottle myself, was first a bit dissapointed. It seemed much poorer than i remembered. A drop of water did good to the Whisky, though, opening more flavors and qualities to it. Still, did not quite live to the expectation.
17th October 2013
14th August 2013
I tried this whisky recently, admittedly as more of a cheaper benchmark against a Nikka and an Ardbeg, and found it unpalatably harsh. I got very few aromas and to be honest wish I had just used a Glenfiddich or even a Famous Grouse as my cheaper comparison. Not a good whisky to enjoy straight, though I'm sure would be fine mixed.
18th July 2013
In 70 years I have drunk everything from (God Awfull Kesh Mesh) to fine scotch. Although I am a confirmed scotch drinker I found my first experience with CC VERY SATISFYING....
1st June 2013
This is an excellent whisky to use for a Manhattan, no too much Martini Rosso and some ice. It has warmed us many times through cold Canadian winters. Crown Royal is good too but more expensive. CC is not a pretentious drink but a good, well regarded household brand. And of course it is whisky!!!
28th March 2013
Fairly strong alcoholic burn and clear rum notes when sipped neat. Otherwise, not very complex. Not necessarily bad, but it's just not what I'd expect in a beverage calling itself "whisky".
It does, however, mix quite nicely with Ginger Ale.
26th November 2012
Canadian Club is an established brand that proudly makes a statement displaying its date of foundation proudly on its label and featuring prominently in shows such as Boardwalk Empire and Mad Men and promoted in adverts espousing it’s masculinity, this is a brand with an impressive heritage and cultural impact and as such I did have high expectations when I first opened the bottle
Hailing from Canada, I didn’t know what really to expect in terms of style, to me Canada isn’t on my mental list of esteemed whisky producing nations, I have a loose idea of what a bourbon will be like and what a peated malted is going to bring to the table, all I knew about Canada was that they love ice hockey and maple syrup and share a Queen with us.
I had my first measure poured over ice and this is how I think it’s meant to be drank, the first impressions were smoothness followed by sweetness, not a cloying honey sweetness but a crisp and clean sugary flavour, hiding in the background was a very green and fresh note that added a balance of dry flavours to the palate. It didn’t burn at all going down yet still though it had been poured over ice had a warming effect as it slipped down my gullet, and leaving a spicy note on my tongue long after I had finished the glass.
At room temperature the flavours blended a lot more and it was even smoother but had a nose of aniseed/fennel that came through a lot stronger than when enjoyed on the rocks.
I have been told it makes a mighty good Old Fashioned, however in my opinion it was perfectly fine just enjoyed neat over ice, turning syrupy with the cold.
Details about its manufacture are quite hard to find and as is it’s age etc, however don’t let that put you off, it’s definitely a everyday drinkable whisky that offers something a bit different from similarly priced Scotch or Bourbon.
All in all I think that if you claim to like Whisky then it’s a good purchase and also might be palatable to those who say they dislike Whisky having only encountered mainstream brands. So if you fancy a change and don’t want to spend a lot, try a bottle of Canadian Club.
20th December 2011
I saw it on offer for £12.24p in my local ASDA & thought - why not?
All I know is that I enjoyed the smoothness of it rather like Famous Grouse.
A beutfully sweet taste with a nice hint of spices.
Well worth paying more than I did for.
7th May 2011
I have been drinking Canadian Club for 40 years. I have a selection of 100% proof, Classic and vintage year plus the 150 Year Anniversary bottle. I enjoy the smooth taste and during the summer this is a refreshing evening drink to relax with. Not bad for a Brit as it the only whisky I drink, it's the drink I prefer but unfortunately it's not readily available in all outlets within the UK you have to hunt for it or but it on line
25th May 2010