Canadian Club 100 percent Rye Whisky - Spirits Worth Raising

Canadian Club 100 percent Rye Whisky

In 1858 Hiram Walker opened a whisky distillery that would become a North American symbol. Walker first founded his distillery in 1858 in Detroit. He had learned how to distill cider vinegar in his grocery store in the 1830s he produced his first whisky barrels in 1854. in 1891 Canadian Club, more popularly known as CC, became the first North American spirit to receive a Royal decree, from Queen Victoria. This ordained and highly acclaimedProhibition forced Walker to leave the dry" state of Michigan, and strategically transplant his distillery across the Detroit River to Windsor, Ontario. Located just over the border Walker was actually able to continue legally producing whisky when the sale of beverage alcohol was prohibited in the United States. Whisky also became one of the most smuggled whiskies in the U.S. at the start of Prohibition. The Canadian Club became a haven of clandestine activities at the peak of Americas Prohibition.Rumor has it that CC was highly favored by the likes of Al Capone, and that he had a lucrative business scheme smuggling the spirit across the Detroit River. Walkers whisky was particularly popular in the late 19th century gentlemens clubs of the United States and Canada; this is where it got the name "Club Whisky".Walker also revolutionized the whiskey industry by aging his spirit in oak barrels for a minimum of five years, at a time that all of the US bourbons and whiskies were aged for less than a year. Canadian Club has continued to be a success. Their Canadian Club 100 percent Rye won 2014 Canadian Whisky of the year. With its pure rye mash bill, this Canadian Club release has caramel oak notes and spicy finish, it is truly a distinct rye, filled with character.Pick up a bottle of Canadian Club Rye today!
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Product ID: 5062 - SKU: 5062