Canadian whisky, often referred to as ‘“Rye whisky’” is typically made from a concoction of various grains blended together in harmony. Most common grains in Canadian whisky brands are barley, corn, rye and wheat, with corn being the most emphasized.
Its style tends to be closest to that of Ireland’s blended whiskies, being a light, palatable spirit that is often described as smooth and mellow with very little hints of peat.
Unlike most countries, Canada’s regulations for whisky are very broad and allow the spirit to be mixed with a variety of other spirits which can include bourbon, sherry, brandy or even non-alcoholic flavored liquids. The distillation by law occurs in column stills and must be matured for a minimum of three years before being released to for the public.