As the entire category of rye whiskey began picking up momentum a decade ago, there was a great deal of confusion about how American rye whiskey and Canadian rye whisky compared to each other. For starters, there hadn’t been much American rye whiskey on the market. When many people said the phrase “rye whiskey,” they were really referring to Canadian whisky. Any Canadian whisky. That comes down to the way Canadian whisky has traditionally been made, and a resulting misperception about what it is.
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