Dillon's The White Rye, 40%

Price: $37.00 Issue: Fall 2013 Reviewer: Davin de Kergommeaux

It's not whisky in Canada, nor does it pretend to be. Canada's three-year aging law keeps un-aged whisky off the market. So, with no moonshine or firewater tradition, Canada's craft distillers must make their white spirits as palatable as the matured whiskies they could eventually become. The result is simple, gingery, and sweet, with latent peppermint, licorice, and beer. The palate dissolves in a longish finish where sizzling pepper grows refreshingly bitter before fading to… nothingness. (Ontario only) C$37