Thanks to /u/devoz for this dram.
Canadian whisky is allowed to still be called Canadian whisky and keep its age statement assuming that less than 1/11th of it is made up of spirits that have been aged at least two years or non-spirit (or wine) added.
This was so that we could add in American whisky to ours and give it flavour.
Oh, I’m sorry, I guess I’m just a little pissed off that my own laws bleed the industry here dry to the point of needing to buy bourbon to add to it.
But what if, perhaps, some company in the US did the same thing? What if they made their own version, ignored the dumb 1/11th rule, and started blending American and Canadian whiskies? Would it be anarchy? Shall we light the torches and burn it all down?
No, that’s reacting like a crazy person. Instead, we should…
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