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Canadian Whisky

Canada has a long and unique distilling history to rival that of just about anywhere in the world.

 

The first legal distillery in Canada was opened in 1769 in Québec City and by 1840 there were more than 200 distilleries in Canada, mostly producing whisky. The whiskies produced in Canada are mostly light in body but with a big, spicy edge because of their signature ingredient - rye.

 

Due to this signature flavour Canadian whiskies can still carry the name "rye" even when the rye in question is only a small percentage of the cereals used in production. It is far more common for Canadian whiskies to be mostly made of corn but the way they are made and the type of rye used in Canada means that the spicy characteristics are always there to some degree.

 

Canadian whiskies really became popular during the years of Prohibition in the United States. Canada was the preferred smuggling option for many bootleggers and during this time the American public garnered a taste for the whiskies made there. Brands such as Canadian Club, which was built near the Detroit river (a border between Canada and the US), were smuggled into the speakeasies and clubs all over the United States.

 

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Crown Royal was originally created as a gift for the King & Queen of England, during their visit in 1939. It is a blend of 50 different Canadian Rye whiskies, aiming to produce a full flavoured, toffe...
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Crown Royal
£36.95
An award winning whisky made and blended in Canada. This is a rich, smooth easy drinking blend which has great value for money considering its age.
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J.P. Wisers
£43.95
Lot No.40 is crafted in a single copper pot still, adding a earthy grounding the the full rye flavour. A typical and well made Canadian rye whisky.
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Lot No.40
£31.95
Produced by the famous Hiram Walker distillers, blenders and bottlers in Canada, Pike Creek 10 year old is a great way to start your exploration of Canadian Whisky. Some spiciness sneaks in from the C...
Rum Finish
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A Canadian whisky made from corn and malt spirits aged in new American oak, first-fill bourbon casks and ex-Canadian whisky casks creating a mellow but spicy character. Blended with Newfoundland water...
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Signal Hill
£38.95
There aren't many rye whiskies around with this sort of age statement. Whistlepig have carved out a very good reputation for themselves and their whiskies have a great quality to match their popularit...
New American Oak
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Whistlepig
£199.95
Whistle Pig started in 2007 with their founder Raj Peter Bhakta and Dave Pickerell (Master Distiller of Makers Mark Fame) decided they wanted to build a distillery in Vermont. Until they could do this...
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Whistlepig
£79.95
William “Bat” Masterson was man with many, many talents. A gambler, hunter and army scot. He's even earned the distinguishment of being known as a 'gunfighter', something not many people these day...
Mastertons
£69.95
The 3rd edition in Whistlepig's 'Boss Hog' release has a Scotch twist to it. The Rye whiskey has been finished in ex-scotch whisky whisky barrels and less the 30 casks have been release. A very limite...
Whistlepig
£274.95
Whistle Pig started in 2007 with their founder Raj Peter Bhakta and Dave Pickerell (Master Distiller of Makers Mark Fame) decided they wanted to build a distillery in Vermont. Until they could do this...
Whistlepig
£134.95

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