Canadian Whisky - Rye

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Dillon's Canadian Rye Whisky

From: Ontario, Canada Liquor Review Category: Rye Canadian Whisky

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Tier 2
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Awards

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

  • 2016

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Dillon's Canadian Rye Whisky is made with both 100% Canadian rye and aged in Canadian oak. It was first released in 2016 and aged for 3 years... a relatively young age in the whisky world and likely a tribute to the grain.

Dillon's Distillers is a craft distillery located in Ontario, Canada. It was founded by Geoff Dillon, Peter Dillon, and Gary Huggins. They founded the distillery after looking with dismay on what they saw as a Canada marketplace lagging behind in the new, burgeoning craft distillery market. Their stated goal is nothing more or less than "Just to restore yours, and the world’s, respect for Canadian distilling." The catalyst for the distillery came when Geoff Dillon petitioned Gary Huggins for the hand of his daughter... the distillery became part of his worthiness to wed the young Miss Huggins. Their spirits are made from a base of Niagara wine grapes--making the base an eau de vie (the forerunner of brandy) rather than more common grain spirits (vodka) and is a classic French approach to spirits. The herbs for their infusions are grown on site or by local farmers. 

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