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Canadian Club Whisky

(70cl, 40%)

Canadian Club Whisky

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Canadian Club Bottling Note

The renowned Canadian whisky, married in white oak barrels. Canadian Club was founded by whisky mogul Hiram Walker.

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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

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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Canadian Club Whisky Reviews

Sweet, Unique

An almost sticky sweetness not usually found in whiskey, even bourbons.
I'd go as far to say this has rum overtones.
On ice it is a uniquely enjoyable drink, at the price I think it's underrated.

16th September 2020

Smooth and good value for money

My first Canadian whiskey. I found it smooth and Oakey as advertised and I see it as a stepping stone to higher quality Canadian whiskies m

25th August 2020

Nothing better!

Love it! Especially with slice of orange, dry ginger and ice, nothing better! Just struggle to buy it anywhere now.......
People don’t know what they are missing!

7th August 2020

Canadian club with American dry ginger ice slice of orange magnificent

Used to drink this in the 70s gone back to it now and reminiscing of glorious times when I was young.

16th July 2020

Very Best ever!

Discovered CC when I was 23 years old - now at 75 years old still a favourite - Rye & Dry with ice and a slice of orange - one of the very best!!!

16th July 2020

Great for mixed drinks, not so much straight up.

Let's face it, no one (in their right mind) drinks straight CC and savors it like a fine complex cognac or single malt scotch. That is not its forte. It is however great for mixed drinks, whilst stronger, more complex blends, prove too powerful and overwhelming. I factored in "bang for the buck in my stars rating."

27th June 2020

Once a great brand

Garbage, pale shadow of it once was trust a Canadian this is cheap junk full of caramel. Diageo destroyed Seagrams.

22nd June 2020

Not great

I must say I agree with a previous reviewer in that I didn't rate this whisky. It was recommended by a friend of mine who loved Suntori like me. I thought it was very thin and bland. The flavours did improve when it was used as a mixer though, perhaps that's what it is best for and at this price point, perhaps to be expected?

7th June 2020


Used to drink Rye and Dry in the 70's started again now I'm almost in my 70's.
makes a super sun downer over ice, zest and slice of orange. Perfect.

30th May 2020

Makes a nice Manhattan.

I enjoy a Canadian Club Manhattan when vacationing in the Wisconsin north woods. Nothing better. Falls into the category of good but inexpensive.

19th April 2020

very good value for money

very good daily dram. I personally love it with soda water

2nd March 2020

Better than the price

It’s never going to be as good as a single malt scotch but it’s a very pleasant whisky. Quite smooth and light, very little harshness, lovely colour, liquorice on the nose and sweet on the tongue. Wouldn’t be disappointed if someone offered me this for the evening!

21st February 2020

The sweetest scent

Never before had I enjoyed whiskey until I came across CC. First attracted by the sweet, beautiful maple like aroma, to the gentle not so fiery taste. Always will be a favourite, but will always be the one that introduced me to a wonderful world of whiskey.

19th February 2020

Good all rounder

I really enjoy sipping on Canadian Club with some water. It's not the most complex but for what you are paying it's excellent

26th November 2019

Good daily dram

Bey very good for its price it’s easy and smooth I like it with cold water only not soda

8th November 2019

Spend your money on something else

I'm a 13th generation proud Canadian and it pains me to say this but this is really low quality whisky. It might be okay if you mix it with coke but thanks.

2nd November 2019

Price / Quality

I love expensive bourbons and Canadian whiskies, but based ONLY on the price to quality ratio, there’s nothing better than good old CC. For mixing or sipping on the rocks, yes. Not so enjoyable neat.

3rd October 2019


Acceptable mixer, value ok, you can do worse. Recommended if you're on a tight budget

22nd September 2019

Surprisingly elegant and medium to full bodied whisky.

To my belief, the tasting must be made in a malt whisky/brandy glass to appreciate the nuances better. On the nose it is burning at first but when swirled around the glass it is amazingly dense and viscous liquid much more than even some malt whiskies. With some water addition grassy and fresh vegetal nuances can be noted. Then oaky and faint vanilla can be felt. Palate is elegant with sweet nunces and alcohol burning is not there any more. Fresh and smooth nuances are dominant. The finish is medium to long. Overall the taste is distinct and unforgettable.

21st June 2019

Incredible value for a delicioys whisky

A fine whisky for snipping on the rocks. Very smooth and slightly sweet, like a delicious toffee.

2nd June 2019

Not for me!!

I asked the waitress to bring me any whiskey with a rock of ice and I was very disappointed. It was my first Canadian Club and quite possibly my last one too. Too sweet, too unlike whiskey... I could not finish it and got a cheap Scottish one. Sorry but not for me!!

28th May 2019

A 10 in quality / price!

The 10 euros that it costs in Spain give it ten in quality price. It's true that he remembers rum a lot, but a good one, at least 8 years old. Soft, aniseed and sweet, I recommend it with dessert or after-lunch coffee and on those occasions where the noise or bustle of people does not allow us to dedicate exclusively to our favorite drink. But I would not have an appointment with Canadian Club in the solitude and tranquility of the night, for those moments there are other more delicate and complex malts that will demand us unlike the Canadian Club for all our attention.

29th March 2019

chance the recipe back

I have purchased this for many years, and serve it to guests at parties. It was always enjoyed and flavorful.. Recently they changed the label and they call it "OAKEY and Smooth" VERY wrong change!!! It tastes like OAK leaves and I can't find the original (with the gold label all the way around) anywere !!!! Help

21st March 2019

CC is tasty neat wonderful with ginger ale

Bought Schweppes ginger ale and a handle of CC. Has become my favorite. Had tried other Canadian whiskeys with ginger ale but CC tastes best.

3rd January 2019

Whisky for drinking

So so so smooth. This has become my respite after particularly tough days at work. Warming throughout, grassy, and with the rye spiciness hallmark of Canadian whiskies, this is very easy to drink and just bracing enough.

Pity those reviewers who are expecting the complexity of a single malt scotch, this is whisky meant for drinking.

2nd December 2018

Easy and welcome

This isn't a vintage, rare sipping whisky, nor was it meant to be. It is, however, the most astoundingly drinkable whisky I've ever met. CC works neat or mixed, is affordable, and could not possibly be smoother or more pleasant.

22nd November 2018

Overpowering fake maple syrup taste

Overpowering fake maple syrup taste, not lasting finish, only good for getting drunk on the cheap.

16th October 2018


This whisky is rubbish. It is not whisky. Please give me Scotch.

31st July 2018

Good value for smooth sipping

This whiskey is much better than I expected. It's quite smooth, and it goes down easy. I'm impressed, especially for the price!

27th July 2018

perhaps the best value in all whiskies

What most of the others say --- a smooth and sweetish whiskey w notes of barley (not cereal) and corn (a little) and nearly zero rye spice.
It may actually have smoothed from decades past.
It is a tremendous value, the best of all whiskeys today by some margin, probably, meaning classy smoothness and elegance vs dollar spent.
It mixes extremely nicely from a splash to half w/ the best of the value bourbons, EW and Benchmark, but absolutely do not ever tell anyone you did that.
Would love to see it honestly (=blind) compared w uppity whiskies of any sort.

13th July 2018

No way!

Please tell me you are joking when you give this whisky a review above 2 stars...

10th April 2018

Taste change of CC

The last few bottles of CC had a very different taste than I recalled from about 6 months ago. Did you change anything?

11th March 2018


Dulce, azúcar de caña, panela, miel, stevia, dije dulce? Es mi favorito dentro de los low cost. Para la hora del café, a media tarde cuando no puedes dedicarle el 100x100 al whisky y aún así no te pierdes nada de todo lo que ofrece. Lo recomiendo . Yo lo tomo solo o con unas gotas de agua según el momento Demasiado fácil de beber y en España buscando se puede encontrar a muy buen precio (10 euros!!) No es broma. Disfrutadlo!

21st December 2017

Its my staple

Been drinking CC & 7up since before I was...... 48 now, have drank bottles of this stuff at weddings and have never been sick. Hangover yes, but not like a wine hangover. For some reason my body handles it fine, like the effects of the alcohol, smooth, nice mixer with sprite, 7up, ginger ale, or any of these in diet varieties if you're "counting calories. " Always have a handle in the house, mix up 2 strong ones (5-6 second pour) mixed with a little 7up to take the edge off a rough day. Its my staple, unless the week is really rough then its on to straight Beefeaters with a little olive juice (dirty) and 3 blue cheese olives, martini, 3 of these in 2 hours or less and who cares about the week?

14th October 2017

It's my go to for mixed drinks.....

I keep coming back to Canadian Club Original 1858.......of course you can spend more, but if you're going to enjoy it mixed with Canada Dry Ginger Ale, why bother? This is my go to drink and if you add just a dash of lime juice or lemon juice, you just can't beat this! The taste is superb and for the price I just don't see how you can go wrong.

18th July 2017

Ok but not great

At first I didn't like it, then it became ok, and in the end I got tired of it.

10th June 2017

4 stars!

For a downright inexpensive whisky, it is pretty darn good, smooth, sweet and pleasant. Sure, I enjoy some of the really expensive stuff more. However CC is "that" inexpensive whisky that actually tastes good enough to drink neat. Much like the elusive good cheap bottle of wine. Something that cannot be said of it's harsh and objectionable cheap competitors. I give it 4 stars, based on it's price point and quality.

30th April 2017

Alberto Viloria

Suave, Dulce y con algo Vegetal, Bueno para los Mix.

13th March 2017

Better than it should be

Tastes good, goes down easier than most of the other cheap whiskies. I was surprised to see many reviewers label it a mixing whisky. I drink everything neat and cheap, and this may skew my impression, but I find it smooth, sweet, and highly drinkable on it own.

3rd March 2017

............desert island tipple............

This was the drink, this was the flavour to savour - I have a long held liking for Canadian Club; love to taint a glass with Angostura bitters, throw in some ice before a decent measure of the spirit topped up gently with less than the same of ginger ale.

I developed a taste for whisky, coming I think from the many times my mother made me a hot toddy whenever a sniffle was present. Still to this day I kill the germs in this way, a placebo perhaps but at the very least it distracts your body from whatever ails it.

So a general liking for the taste of an ancestry, of the very land from which it is was drawn, was enough to piqué my interest in some of the many variations including bourbons and the like.

Southern Comfort was a short lived alternative; too sickly sweet along with lemonade but missing any rawness when undiluted. Moreover Canadian club, its more discerning cousin, is the right amount of sweet with the kick that every gold liquid should provide. So despite the occasional foray into a slight variations of spirit, Canadian club is the one to which I will always return.

It was always a little on the expensive side to be a regular choice, considering the quantities I imbibed and the length of time it was generally savoured over, made it an unlikely everyday purchase. That undertaking was left to Grouse or an equivalent blend, but I liked the taste of whisky generally and couldn't justify the few extra pounds needed to spoil myself. The cheaper blends would suffice. And suffice they did.

Canadian Club is my desert island tipple though and the one I turn to in my many hours of need.

17th September 2016


One of the exceptions when it comes to price-to-quality. I love my Islay whiskys and my 12-18 year old Irish whiskeys, but this is my all-time favourite if I don't want to break the bank. Slight taste of molasses, low burn, thin as an Irish whiskey with a slight caramel aftertaste. Beautiful.

31st July 2016


Great whisky. Sweet & spicy, makes a nice change from scotch once in a while.

20th May 2016


It's nice and to me tastes like Vanilla Coke with a maple alcohol after taste to it. It's nice :-)

14th May 2016


All the reviews I have just read are for the most part on cue. Some not so much. Like Scotch or Bourbon, Canadian rye has a variety of flavours. Haters will hate.. Lovers will love. Buy it, don't buy it, whatever. It's what YOU make of it. Not what the reviews make of it. Price wise, cheap. I am canadian and I live in canada. So basically all canadian rye is cheap.. This rye delivers drunk at a great price and my opinion of the taste and smell and finish are YAYY!

30th April 2016

My Old Fashioned

go to at parties. The Rye blends well with Old Fashioned ingredients. This is a straight forward excellent whiskey for Manhattan's and Old Fashioned's.

8th April 2016


An easy drink. A nice change and I really like the sour/spicy taste left on the tongue after swallowing. At £20 a bottle it's good value. If you enjoy whisky then this worth a try. It's simple but enjoyable.

12th March 2016

Just a great basic pour

An easy drinking whiskey enjoyed in about a 3.5 ounce pour over 3 or 4 fist sized real American ice cubes. I've been around the block with a variety single malts, all manner of bourbons, basic american whiskeys and a some wonderful Irish tipples for 27 years and my go to night cap after a long day is still CC.

9th February 2016


Its mild and smooth, underrated but its history is less glamarous than most. But it is still one of my personal favorites!

1st February 2016

Dick Clement

Been drinking CC for years. Smooth

25th December 2015

Unrefined but unpretentious whisky

I gave a taste of Canadian Club whisky, neat, to an Irishman once. "Strong sh*te!" he said with a wince. This whisky is harsh on the palate, nothing like most Irish or Scotch whiskies. It's sweet, spicy and oaky, but without subtlety. It's not for drinking neat. But it's great with Coca-Cola!

3rd December 2015

This is not bad whisky

I take my whiskies neat. I prefer less sweetness in general. That being said, for those who like to experience full flavored whiskies of all stripes should not treat CC like the plague as some here suggest. There is a nice punch of wildflower that accompanies the sweetness at the beginning. After the flood of sweetness tapers you will catch some nice wood and smoke flavors that diminish anything but quickly.

5th August 2015

Great as a Domestic Whisky or Mixing Whisky, So-so as an Import or straight Whisky

First, appreciate that Canadian Club is a Canadian Rye Whisky, and it should be compared against other Canadian Rye Whiskys, not to scotch or bourbon. If you are going to compare it to scotch or bourbon, compare it to Johhny Walker red or Jim Beam, which are more in this whiskys ballpark.

Now Canadian Club within Canada has a reputation as an everymans whisky, not at all drunk for being exotic, and more for having one of the lower price tags in the liquor store. It smells like spices, barley, and rum, has an alcohol kick, and quite a bit of sweetness, and is pretty representative of Canadian Whisky in general. Makes for a great mixer and it's OK straight. I'd recommend the more high end Varieties of Canadian club for drinking straight, it's a rather dramatic improvement in smoothness and reduction in harshness, and the 12yr variety is very similar in price.

Worth it at a competitive price, wouldn't pay a premium for it, good whisky.

26th July 2015

Good for boozing

Yes, i know: What do i except from a bottle of Whisky for 15€. Not much.
But still, this bottle did not even reach my low expectations.

The alcohol in this one is so agressive, i just could not enjoy drinking it.
Yes, sure, there are some flavours like lemon, flowers, mowed grass, even some cinamon. But they are hidden so far behind that alcohol, that i had a real hard time figuring these out.

So, when do you want to buy this bottle?
When you are a whisky beginner, who does not want to spend 50 bucks per bottle, you probably consider buying some scotch from independent bottler. Starts at 16€.

If you are an experienced Whisky drinker, you find way better "exotic" bottles to experience with and you know good whisky's price.

If you want to booze, there are cheaper ways.

Maybe you can use this bottle in a mix. I could imagine something really fruity with lots of sirup. Really, that is the only reason i can imagine, someone wants to have this bottle at homw.

7th May 2015

its rye morons

do not go to McDonalds looking for Koby beef. Canadian Club for almost all who drink it is a mix drink rye(I like it with ice tea myself[and i do not care who cringes]). The sweetness in the rye is beautifully offset by the tartness of the lemon ice tea.

30th March 2015

These reviewers don't get it

Just FYI not all whiskeys are the same. When I'm drinking Jim Beam I don't expect The Glenlivet. I appreciate Jim Beam for what it is. Bourbon is not the same as Scotch. I am sampling CC 12 year and it's fine. Canadian Club Premium is also very good. It's not a high end Scotch, but it's a good Canadian Whisky. Quit comparing apples to oranges. Enjoy it for what it is.

14th March 2015

Works for Me and For Many...

Enjoy it neat and on the rocks. No bite and a smooth rich flavor...and for the money...the best value around.

19th February 2015

A generous 3/10

Tried this at a recent Burns gathering (I know... not my idea, and I didn't approve of it myself). Barely recognisable as a whisky - it tastes like some sort of liqueur. I can imagine it might taste good in a cocktail, due to its sweetness, hence the generous 3/10, but compared to, dare I say, *real* whisky: truly awful.

15th February 2015

The sent of to Military School step child of Whiskeys

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

Fit For Mixing Only

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.

27th November 2014

Shocked Canadian!

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

Good Value

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

Looking for an alternative to Crown Royal

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

One of the best cocktail whiskies around

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

Canadian club

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.

8th August 2014

Get the higher end CC

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

Good Value

One of the most solid whiskies available, smooth, crisp, and highly drinkable.

Recommend to all!

24th April 2014

The Old Funker

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

Rum or whisky?

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

A drop of water needed...

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

Yeah maan

Good whiskey

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

John louisiana

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

Thomas, Yorkshire

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

First Bottle

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

The Best In The House

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

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