Maker: Canadian Mist, Collingwood, Ontario, Canada (Brown-Forman)
Style: Canadian blend.
Age: 3 y/o
Michigan State Minimum: $12
Appearance: Bright orange with short legs and necklacing (coloring is allowed in Canadian whisky.
Nose: Boiled corn on the cob, cumin, winter savory, hint of leather, new make.
Palate: Mild. Lavender, alcohol, multi-grain bread.
Finish: grape jelly bean, new make, burn.
Mixed: Performs well in an old fashioned and in ginger ale, although it gets a bit lost. Servicable with club soda.
Parting words: Canadian Mist is a perfectly adequate, entry level Canadian blend, but not much to write home about. It tastes very young, which it is, and doesn’t have much to offer except grain character with faint whispers of mature characteristics like oak and caramel. If you’re looking for something undemanding to sip with soda or in an old fashioned, Canadian Mist fits the bill. Black Velvet fits the bill just as well but is $2 cheaper. I think you know what I’d do in that situation. Canadian Mist is mildly recommended.