The maple land has a unique style to its whisky, despite the many similarities with Scotch and American whiskies. At a time, the primary ingredient used in Canadian whisky used to be rye. Historically, the reason for rye’s use was its ease of growing as opposed to other cereals in the bitter tundra winters.
Unearthing of better farmland led to the diminishing importance of rye and led to a rise in the use of a mix of grains. However, the terms “rye whisky” and “Canadian whisky” are still used interchangeably. Like Irish whiskies, Canadian whiskies are also triple distilled.