Top 12 Canadian Whiskies Ranked

Whether you’re a big fan of everything Canadian from cold weather and maple syrup to hockey or don’t know anything about our friendly neighbors in the north, one thing is certain: Canadian whisky should not be skipped.

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What makes Canadian whisky special is that it is always aged for at least years in Canada.  It also is required to have at least 40% alcohol content in order to be considered proper Canadian whisky, making it both delicious and exciting.

The Canadians also spell their spirit without the “e”.

Take a look below at our list of some of the best Canadian whisky brands available for your enjoyment.

Final Thoughts

For those looking for an expensive whiskey to brighten up a party or for anyone seeking an easy, accessible, and smooth everyday after-dinner drink, Canadian whisky is the way to go. From oak barrel-aged fruity whiskey to Manhattans made with Canadian Club 100% Rye, Canadian whisky is both diverse and delicious, leaving you and your whiskey-drinking guests satiated and satisfied. 

If you can, it might be beneficial to check with local stores or bars to see if there are any tastings being held. Being able to compare and contrast these flavors would be where you can really note the flavor profile and distinctions between the drinks. However, if you aren’t able to do something like that, just take it slow and let the flavors of the whiskey of your choice take you where it will.

Best Canadian Whisky Brands

  1. Caribou Crossing Single Barrel Canadian Whisky
  2. Lot 40 Canadian Rye Whisky
  3. Pendleton Canadian Whisky
  4. Crown Royal Deluxe
  5. Pike Creek 10 Year Old
  6. Shelter Point Artisanal Single Malt Whisky
  7. JP Wiser’s 15 Year Old
  8. Alberta Premium 30-Year-Old
  9. JP Wiser’s 18 Year Old Blended
  10. Pendleton Director’s Reserve 20 Year
  11. Canadian Club 100% Rye 
  12. Forty Creek Confederation Oak

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