150 YEARS IN THE MAKING
At Canadian Club®, we have stayed true to the unique recipe and process we created over 150 years ago. This is what has allowed us to continue to produce an exceptionally rich and smooth whisky.
Our process begins with the finest grains in the world. Our grain bill includes rye, rye malt, barley malt and corn. Cornproduces a distillate that is colourless, odorless and tasteless. We refer to this as our “base whisky.”
Rye, rye malt and barley malt are the grains that give Canadian Club its unique flavour.
Each Canadian Club variant has its own unique recipe which highlights different grain and flavour profiles. This gives Canadian Club drinkers a full portfolio of flavours and expressions to choose from.
BLENDING BEFORE AGING
Next, we blend our various distillates before aging. Our Master Blender creates a blend, according to our original recipe, and puts it into a barrel so that it ages together.
Much like a great soup relies on the melding of individual flavours during cooking, this pre-barrel blending process allows the flavour of our distillates to marry during the aging process—ultimately creating a smoother, more refined taste profile.
UNIQUE BARREL AGING
We use white-oak American bourbon barrels to age Canadian Club® whisky. We favor used barrels because during the barrel’s first use, the bourbon absorbs the new barrel’s pronounced oak flavour. That gives Canadian Club its distinctive rich oak flavour.
Each of our variants, Canadian Club® 1858, Canadian Club® Reserve, Canadian Club® Classic 12, Canadian Club®Sherry Cask also have their own unique recipe and taste profiles. They are notthe same recipe aged longer.