Canadian Club 100% Rye Whisky

Canadian Club Rye won the 2014 Canadian Whisky of the Year, Sippin Whisky of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Whisky Awards, and a Gold Medal at the 2016 San Francisco World Spirits competition. Unlike most rye whiskies, Canadian Club is 100% rye, no corn, no barley on the mash bill.
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In 1858 Hiram Walker opened a whisky distillery that would become a North American symbol. Walker first founded his distillery in 1858 in Detroit. He had learned how to distill cider vinegar in his grocery store in the 1830s he produced his first whisky barrels in 1854. in 1891 Canadian Club, more popularly known as “CC,” became the first North American spirit to receive a Royal decree, from Queen Victoria. This ordained and highly acclaimed

Prohibition forced Walker to leave the “dry" state of Michigan, and strategically transplant his distillery across the Detroit River to Windsor, Ontario. Located just over the border Walker was actually able to continue legally producing whisky when the sale of beverage alcohol was prohibited in the United States. Whisky also became one of the most smuggled whiskies in the U.S. at the start of Prohibition. The Canadian Club became a haven of clandestine activities at the peak of America’s Prohibition.

Rumor has it that CC was highly favored by the likes of Al Capone, and that he had a lucrative business scheme smuggling the spirit across the Detroit River. Walker’s whisky was particularly popular in the late 19th century gentlemen's clubs of the United States and Canada; this is where it got the name "Club Whisky".

Walker also revolutionized the whiskey industry by aging his spirit in oak barrels for a minimum of five years, at a time that all of the US bourbons and whiskies were aged for less than a year. Canadian Club has continued to be a success. Their Canadian Club 100% Rye won 2014 Canadian Whisky of the year. With its pure rye mash bill, this Canadian Club release has caramel oak notes and spicy finish, it is truly a distinct rye, filled with character.

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Proof 80 (40% ABV)
Distiller/Bottler Name Alberta Distillers, Ltd.
Size 750mL
This rye has antique gold coloring. On the nose are balanced with toasted grains, gentle wood notes and a tantalizing hint of sweet vanilla. On the palate there is a complex balance of rye spiciness, caramel and oak notes, smooth and creamy. The finish is long and clean with hints of clove, oak and vanilla.
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