Canadian Club Whisky is the oldest and probably the most influential brand of Canadian Whisky in the world. It can be found in over 150 countries and boasts sales in Canada that are unmatched by any other premium whisky brand. Its popularity spiked during the days of Prohibition when Canadian Club was the whisky of choice for smugglers and whiskey runners, and it has even been reported that Canadian Club was the whisky of choice for Al Capone who is said to have smuggled thousands of cases of Canadian Whisky into the USA . The Canadian Club Reserve is a step up from the previously reviewed Canadian Club Premium. Still 'Blended at Birth', the whisky is a mixture of rye, rye malt, corn and barley spirits.
Sweet, peppery, and fruity, with a pleasing bitter zest. Hard, flinty, earthy rye tinged with cinnamon and ginger. Nice weight and creamy mouth-feel. Spicy Rye.
Canadian Club Reserve Whisky will make nice long rye cocktails to drink on the deck on warm evenings after all the work is done. Here is a nice summer deck recipe:
1 1/2 oz Canadian Club Reserve Whisky
3/4 oz Triple Sec
3/4 oz Lime Juice
4 large ice cubes
dry apple cider
Mix the first three ingredients in a tall Collins glass with ice. Lengthen the drink with dry apple cider.