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Canadian Club Whisky

Canadian Club Blended
Canadian Whisky


By Robert Plotkin

In 1884, Hiram Walker first exported his 6-year old Canadian blended whisky across the Detroit River into the United States. It quickly became the brand of choice by the gentlemen members of exclusive taverns and men's clubs, earning it the name Canadian Club Blended Canadian Whisky. For more than a century it has been the bestselling brand of Canadian whisky in the world and justifiably so.

This famous whisky is comprised of a blend of continuous distilled whiskies. While its exact composition is a closely guarded secret, the blend is principally made up of corn whisky with lesser proportions of rye, malted rye and malted barley whiskies. These are blended prior to aging, allowing the elements to thoroughly integrate during their stay in white oak.

Canadian Club Whisky has a dry, rounded body and an enticing, pronounced bouquet laced with the aromas of grain, toffee and toasted oak. The whisky lilts over the palate without a trace of bitterness, leaving behind the lip-smacking flavors of caramel, butter, orange zest and notes of cereal. The whisky finishes long and relaxed.

Canadian whisky enthusiasts will also greatly appreciate the "double-matured" Canadian Club Sherry Cask Whisky. Select whiskies already aged a minimum of 8-years then undergo additional aging in ex-sherry casks. The super-premium Canadian Club Classic Whisky is assembled using the same mash bill and blended prior to being aged for a minimum of 12-years in used bourbon barrels. The result is a smooth, marvelously flavorful whisky.