162 YEARS IN THE MAKING
At Canadian Club®, we have stayed true to the unique recipe and process we created over 162 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. Corn produces 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.
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 9 year, Canadian Club® Classic 12 also have their own unique recipe and taste profiles. They are not the same recipe aged longer.