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A spook-tacular spirit for even mere mortals to enjoy
Member Name: rosaliecullen
Advantages: Nice and smooth and sweet
Disadvantages: Can be expensive if you don't buy it when on offer
I'm not your average whiskey drinker, in fact, if you looked at me you'd probably think I was Blue WKD sort of a gal. But I'm not a Blue WKD sort of a gal, I like spirits, the neater the better. Mixers quite frankly ruin the taste of a decent spirit and I also can't drink long drinks or fizzy drinks so it really limits what I can actually drink. I'm not sure how or why I started drinking whiskey but it always seems to surprise people when I drink whiskey when I'm out, I hasten to add though, one or two is more than enough for me! Anyway, Canadian Club is one of my favourite whiskeys although it is technically a whiskey, it tastes more like a bourbon to me. The picture showed here is actually not the same bottle as the Canadian Club and looking at some of the other pictures for Canadian Club, they seem to be mixed up slightly (- I will let DooYoo know!).
I more often than not drink this whiskey on it's own without a mixer or ice, ice also ruins the taste for me. However, if you wanted to be a little less hardcore, a cola is a nice mixer to go with this and I will occasionally have that with the whiskey if I fancy a longer drink. For a 70cl bottle at the moment you can purchase a bottle of Canadian Club for £18 but if you pay that for that amount, I think you'd be pretty unlucky as the bottles are regularly on offer, sometimes litre bottles can be around £12 and if you are abroad, Canadian Club is one of the cheapest whiskeys you can buy at around £6 or £7 per litre - which is excellent value in my opinion!
The whiskey itself as I said tastes more like a bourbon and if you like Jack Daniels, there is a fair chance you will like Canadian Club. I find it has a very smooth and sweetish taste to it and doesn't have the earthy or peaty undertones of something like Bell's or a Single Malt (neither of which I like). I find that it is very easy to drink and doesn't have a horrible aftertaste, nor does it burn on the way down in the way some whiskeys can. I think that it is probably too sweet for the hardened whiskey drinker but if whiskey is something you have always fancied trying then this is probably quite a nice one to start with, particularly when mixed with coke. My husband doesn't really like whiskey but started drinking Canadian Club and coke quite easily whilst on holiday which suggests further that it is smooth and sweet and fairly easy to drink for those who aren't sure about whiskey.
I think at £18 per 70cl, this is terrible value, but if you can get the litre bottles on offer (or even better, whilst you are on holiday), this works out to be a very cost effective spirit. It is a good starting whiskey for those who are unsure of whiskeys but probably too sweet and not earthy enough for those who love a single malt. As I say, if you like Jack Daniels, you might fancy trying this as an alternative. It is definitely one of my favourites to drink.
Summary: A nice whiskey to start your whiskey drinking career
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