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To be called Canadian Rye Whisky means something. To be called 100% Rye Whisky made in Canada means something more. It means pride. It means at least three full years of aging in oak casks. It means made from nothing but pure rye grain – no barley, no wheat, and no corn. It means distilled one batch at a time in pot stills – not continuously in columns. It means no flavourings and no colourings were ever added. It means what we put on the label is what is inside the bottle. It means liquid truth.
Years and years and years of planning, investment, hard work, sweat, tears, wins, luck and good people. That’s what went into making this bottle. This whisky is more than a richly unique tasting rye, it’s the liquid history of the people and places involved in producing an obsessively honest, purist’s dream of a Canadian rye whisky from 100% Ontario ingredients. We are proud to introduce to the world our truly grain-to-the-glass Dillon’s Rye Whisky.
The Dillon’s Rye Whisky is crafted, grain to glass, using 100% Ontario grown rye. This rye whisky was aged in three oaks; 7 first fill Bourbon barrels, 2 new American oak barrels, and 1 new Ontario oak barrel. It expresses the harmony that exists between the Ontario rye grain and the oaks barrels. It is light, fresh and delicate with aromas of clover honey, floral, sweet tree fruit and green tea. The palate expresses mild wood tannin similar to steeped tea creating a truly harmonious Whisky!
Filled in 2013 and early 2014, these casks have aged for more than the minimum for Canadian Whisky. We summoned help from one of the world’s best whisky blenders, Michael Booth to aid in the creation of this blend. He is credited with creating the recipes for some of Canada’s best whiskies.