Produced in America's neighbor to the north, Canadian whisky is a style of whisky that became a big hit during the American Prohibition era, when American spirit producers were shut down. These whiskies are usually made in a corn-based multi-grain blended style, with an addition of rye for flavor.
Canadian guidelines for whisky are generally less stringent than American, Scotch, or Irish guidelines, so Canadian whisky distillers have much more freedom when creating their spirits. Canadian whiskies are generally smoother and lighter than other regional whiskies, and the freedom that Canadian distillers have leads to a more diverse array of flavor notes. Flavor profiles of Canadian whisky vary quite a bit but common notes include rye spice, vanilla, toasted oak, and subtle peat.