"Happiness is having a rare steak, a bottle of whisky, and a dog to eat the rare steak." - Johnny Carson
One of Canada’s whisky pioneers was Hiram Walker, who established his distillery in Detroit in 1858. He later moved it to Ontario where he founded Walkerville, his own town. Hiram Walker created the brand Canadian Club, which has become globally popular. Such was Walker’s success that he established two whisky distilleries in Scotland.
Canadian whiskies are often referred to as Rye Whiskies, though rye does not need to be used. The majority of Canadian whiskies are blended and distilled from a selection of grains, which usually include a proportion of rye alongside barley and corn.
This style is greatly similar to Scotch blended whisky except with the often included addition of rye. The spirit must be aged for at least three years in Canada.