Canadian Whisky

By: Scott Ritenbaugh

Oh Canada…..

The regulations under Canada’s Food and Drugs Act stipulate the minimum conditions that must be met in order to label a product as “Canadian whisky” or “Canadian Rye Whisky”

• The whisky must “be mashed, distilled and aged in Canada”,

• It must be distilled at no more than 190 proof

• It must be aged in Canada in wooden barrels for at least three years

• Canadian whisky is the only whisky that allows flavoring to be added and, like Scotch, caramel coloring can be added for color.


Examples of Canadian whisky include the following:

•Candaian Club

•Crown Royal

•J.P. Wisers

•Lot 40

•Pike Creek

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