Canadian Whisky 101

Last Updated: April 24, 2024

While Scotch and bourbon get most of the attention in the whiskey (and whisky) market, Canadian whisky isn’t to be ignored. Like Scotch, Canadian whisky foregoes the “e,” but after that, it’s in a class of its own — take, for instance, some of the big Canadian whiskies like Crown Royal and Seagrams.

Canadian whisky is commonly thought of as a rye whisky, but that doesn’t always mean it’s made primarily from rye. It does, however, have quite a history as the spirit that used to be one of America’s favorite liquors. Read VinePair’s full Canadian whisky guide for the entire story.

Read Our Full Canadian Whiskey 101 Guide