Cocktail Questions – Canadian Whisky

Q: What is Canadian whisky predominately made from?

A: Canadian whisky is made mostly from Corn, similar to Kentucky bourbon. Small amounts of barley and Rye are also added. By law, Canadian Whisky must be barrel ages for at least 3 years.

While most Canadian whiskies are blends, some sigle malts have been poping up as of late. Candians have been making whisky for over 200 years, but it really took off in the US during prohibition.

This can be attributed to the mostly unguarded US-Canada border and the close proximity of Canadian Distilleries to the border that made sumggling relatively easy. Once prohibition was repealed Canadian whisky enjoyed “legal” popularity.

Association of Canadian Distillers

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