Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Whiskey Wednesday: Drink Like Draper

If you're a fan of Mad Men, then you know that the preferred tipple of Don Draper, when he's not out at a bar drinking Old Fashioneds, is Canadian Club. Founded by Hiram Walker, Canadian Club has a long and storied history, but is now owned by an American company, Beam Global. While it might have been a premium sip in the '60s, these days, Canadian Club is a pretty standard Canadian Whisky which retails for around $12.

Is Don onto something? Is this the whisky you want in your office bar? Let's see.


Canadian Club, 6 years old, 40% abv.

The nose is light and sweet with honey. This is very sweet stuff even for a Canadian. The flavors are honey and flowers with some hay and grass. There is a bit of metallic bitterness on the finish along with apple juice.

This might have been the stuff in Draper's time, but it's too sweet for me. Luckily for the denizens of this century, we have a lot more whisky to choose from.

1 comment:

fussychicken said...

I found a couple of tax-stamped 1970's Canadian Club 6 that I picked up because of Mad Men. About the same review as you. Honey and grass, but overall just very light. Basically no finish. I can see why that was the drink of choice for Don. You could drink alot and not even know it. :)