July 17, 2014 – The Republic Steakhouse
1/4 oz.lemon juice
1 oz. dry vermouth
1 oz. Canadian whisky
Dash orange bitters
Stir over ice in a mixing glass. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Forty Creek Canadian whisky and Dolin dry vermouth. This was a little flat, but not terrible. The whisky made it pretty smooth; not a lot of bite, but that seems to be a defining characteristic of Canadian whisky. Strangely enough, the tiny bit of orange bitters was what came through the most.
Most Canadian whiskies are blended multigrain liquors containing a large percentage of corn spirits, and are typically lighter and smoother than other whisky styles. Several hundred years ago, when Canadian distillers began adding small amounts of highly flavourful rye grain to their mashes, people began demanding this new rye-flavored whisky, referring to it simply as “rye.” Today, as for the past two centuries, the terms “rye whisky” and “Canadian whisky” are used interchangeably in Canada and refer to exactly the same product.
Cheers, eh! (Canadian)