Compared to other whiskeys, Canadian whiskey doesn’t have nearly as many legal requirements. Like Scotch and Irish whisk(e)y, Canadian whiskey must be mashed and distilled in Canada, and is usually mashed from a mix of grains such as corn, barley, wheat and/or rye. Canadian whiskey is often distilled to a higher ABV (90 – 95%), creating a spirit with less impurities (‘congeners’ is the technical term), and therefore a much lighter taste once diluted. The spirit must then be aged a minimum of three years in Canada in wooden barrels, before being bottled at no less than 40% ABV. One unique aspect to Canadian whiskey blending is that it is legally allowed to be blended with other spirits or wine, up to 9.09% (1 part in 11), before being bottled.
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