IS it a return to the ’90s? (Remember clear Pepsi?) Maybe.
Canadian Whisky has long been the whisky of choice for cocktails – hence the dominance of the brand in the ’50s and ’60s, and in the show Mad men. The problem is that it makes various fruit cocktails look awful, a sort of mud brown.
This is a whisky meant for blending cocktails.
Does it taste like rye? Yes. It’s not the best rye I’ve ever drunk but it’s a whisky. It has that weighty mid-palate, and nutty flavour you expect.
I’d suggest trying it in any cocktail you make with white rum. You might find a dry Manhattan interesting too.
It makes a pretty good daiquiri, rather to my surprise.