Review: Canadian Mist Whisky

Don’t laugh. Canadian Mist may not be a top-shelf name in the Canadian whisky world, but the spirit’s been picking up some surprising awards, including a Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco Spirits Competition this year — the only Canadian to win one in 2009.

Not bad for whisky that costs 10 bucks a bottle.

It’s easy to see why Canadian Mist is so beloved by some drinkers: It’s smooth as silk, and really goes down easy. That’s not entirely a compliment, mind you: Canadian Mist isn’t what you’d call a flavorful or complex spirit. Though aged for “at least 36 months,” it’s mild to the point of being almost watery, and though it contains a fair bit of vanilla and spice character, these notes are more hinted at than being an essential part of the whisky.

It’s not at all unenjoyable, but it’s simply very plain. It is, however, easily a solid pick to reach for when mixing with Coke, ginger ale, or whatever else floats your boat.

80 proof.

B- / $10 / canadianmist.com

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9 Responses

  1. Mike April 29, 2009 / 7:22 pm

    I was raised on it. Nothing better.

  2. Yes June 12, 2011 / 12:23 am

    yeahhhh buddy, goes good mixed with coke

  3. chondo2 February 3, 2013 / 11:47 am

    Of the number of Canadian whiskies I have tried this is the first not to have that tire fire flavor and oily aftertaste. I tried this after reading a good review from a columnist. Was worth the price and better than I expected due to the past experience of the Canadian whiskies so far.

  4. Edgar Cerda July 12, 2013 / 4:23 pm

    Since I waa not impressed when I see it was an offeron mmy local convenience store @ Mexico (cd Juarez) I decided to look for some reviews about this particular blend so I think It’s not bad for $96 pesos at soriana that would be no more than $9 bucks for you guys so I think I’m going back and buy a bottle just to see and tellhw it really is.. will let you know.

  5. Gene Cannon July 27, 2014 / 2:02 pm

    Canadian Blended Whisky – My favorite for the last 40 years … so mellow!

  6. Gene Cannon July 27, 2014 / 2:05 pm

    Canadian Mist Blended Whisky – my favorite for the past 40 years … so mellow!

  7. James October 13, 2014 / 10:46 pm

    One of the cheapest and best tasting mixers for both coke and 7up.

  8. Clent Rambin February 22, 2015 / 2:26 pm

    I’m in my 60’s and have tried a lot of different brands of whiskey. I have been drinking Canadian Mist for about a year now and will never drink anything else. It is the richest, smoothest, blended whiskey you will ever find !

  9. James Barrett March 2, 2015 / 7:08 pm

    Over the years I have tried Jack, Wild Turkey, Crown Royal, and even some whiskeys that I can’t remember their names. Discovered Canadian Mist about 3 years ago and I doubt I will go back to any of the others, ever. Damn good sipping whiskey, Period!

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