Price Point: $10 – $20 for 750 ML
What an iconic brand. Canadian Club may not be what you think of when you think of top-quality whisky, but there’s no doubt it has a history all its own. While Canadian whiskies may not always be my preference, I would be remiss not to include a review of Canadian Club on this blog at some point.
The nose is very Canadian – light and airy. 40% ABV even seems too high. Canadian Club has almonds, and is slightly sweet and basic. It’s one small step above nosing a vodka.
Canadian Club tastes like your average, run-of-the-mill Canadian whisky. It’s not very woody; not very much of anything. It’s just kind of there. It does have a creamy mouthfeel which is somewhat redeeming. If anything, it’s better on the palate than on the nose.
The finish is a little tingly and bitter.
Rating & Recommendations
Canadian Club earns a rating of 71 out of 100.
Old school Canadian whisky has its place as either the smooth, easy sipper or the stuff meant to be mixed. Canadian Club falls into the latter category.