America’s thirst for whiskey is strong, and shows no sign of diluting. U.S. whiskey sales are up 4 percent in the past year, with American whiskey, Canadian whisky, flavored whiskey, and one very famous Irish whiskey rising to the top of this year’s best-selling brands.
There are plenty of incredibly tasty Canadian whiskies worth your time and talents. But as with any drink, learning or consuming, it’s best to start with one. Why not start with the Canadian whisky that’s famously “Fit for a King” and comes, as far too few things do, sheathed in velvet? Here are 10 things […]
Canadian whisky is the Rodney Dangerfield of brown spirits — it just doesn’t get the same respect as bourbon and single malts do in America. Here, the category is dominated by brands like Crown Royal and Canadian Club. (Canada omits the “e” like the Scots do.) These labels are perennially popular in the U.S.; according […]
Canadian whisky has an image problem. It’s actually the result of vague governmental wording. By law, Canadian whisky, Canadian rye whisky and rye whisky can all be labeled as rye, even if the drink in your glass isn’t rye. Don’t blame the very pleasant, non-discriminatory Canadian people, though. Blame history. For the past two centuries, “rye whisky” […]
Move over, Scotch. We’re zoning in on American distilled spirits, breaking down the two biggest and baddest of them all — bourbon and rye. Aside from knowing that we love them both, there are many similarities between these two whiskeys, as well as some solid differences that set them apart. So what’s the difference? Let […]
Yeah, it’s Thanksgiving, but we figure there’s enough American-or-bust hype out there to go around. Time to celebrate a spirit from our friendly neighbors to the north, even if they do say “about” wrong. We’re talking about Canadian whisky, a spirit that America loves (we drink about 75% of its output) but also misunderstands. (It’s […]