Canadian Mist Distillery was built in 1967 by Barton Brands Inc. in Collingwood, Ontario.
Those days Canadian whisky enjoyed enormous popularity in the US and in 1971 the distillery was acquired by another American company, Brown-Forman Corporation. Canadian Mist whisky is distilled from mash of corn, rye and malted barley in column still and aged for a minimum of three years in white American oak barrels. The whisky is bottled with a touch of sherry from a neighboring vineyard. Canadian Mist is the most popular Canadian whisky brand in the US but not widely known elsewhere. It scored several medals and awards, the most recent Gold at 2013 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
Nose: vanilla, caramel, butterscotch, rye bread, oranges, plums, hay, fresh oak, hints of sherry and Coca-Cola.
Palate: soft and pretty sweet, toffee, vanilla, caramel, milk chocolate, candied lemon peel, dash of white pepper and oak.
Finish: not too long, with notes of toffee, vanilla, pepper and oaky bitterness.