Rye whiskey makes the band sound better,
Makes your baby cuter,
Makes itself taste sweeter. Oh, boy!
-The Punch Brothers
I have friends that get mad when I say this, but Canadian whisky is not necessarily rye. Unlike, for instance, Bourbon, which has very specific requirements for the grain bill (at least 51% corn), Canadian whisky is not highly regulated. Actually you can read everything that the Food and Drug Regulations have to say about Canadian whisky in about 90 seconds, here. Basically to be called Canadian whisky the drink needs to be made of cereal grain (no mention of specific types like barley or rye), it needs to be at least 40% alcohol, and it needs to … Continue reading.