Saying that I love Rye would be an understatement as it has been my drink of choice for almost 15 years now, and my love has always been with the Canadian Club brand of Ryes.
So when I was tipped off that there was a brand new CC Rye about to hit the market, I knew I just had to find out more.
Welcome to Chairmans Select 100 Percent Rye. This new innovation from CC is just what it claims 100% rye, unlike other whisky’s which are a blend of different grains including rye. This latest addition to their amazing line up is a rich antique gold colour, and when you take the first snif, you’ll pick up the toasted grains, wood notes, and a subtle hint of vanilla. On first taste you’ll enjoy a light spiciness, caramel, oak notes, and a warm creamy feel, at the finish you’ll get that little final touch of vanilla as it goes down so smoothly.
I was one of the first in Canada to try this amazing new addition and I really loved it, it may be my favourite CC yet. I had the pleasure to enjoy it neat (or you could even have it with ice rocks), on the rocks, Rye and ginger, The Dry Manhattan, and Rock and Rye (recipies below)
Want to know a little bit more about the Canadian Club brand and their journey to this point, check out the video below!
So if you are a rye lover like me, then you must try the new CC 100% Rye, and if your not, maybe it’s time you discovered the smooth, delicious and sweet flavour and perfect finish this new whisky has to offer.