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What is Rye Whisky?
To be called Rye Whisky in Canada:
The spirit has to be distilled and aged in Canada.
The Whisky must be matured in wooden barrels no larger than 700L
Rye must be aged in wood casks for a minimum of 3 years.
Must be bottled at no less than 40% ABV
There are no restrictions on the types of stills that can be used
A Canadian whisky can be labelled Rye even though there is no regulation about the amount of rye used.
There are no restrictions on the grains that can be used.

Seen here are 2 Canadian Ryes from Dillon’s Small Batch Distillers

What makes Dillon’s Single Cask Rye?
A true 100KM Whisky made grain-to-glass by mashing, fermenting, distilling, ageing and bottling in-house.
The Ontario Rye Grain is sourced locally from a small farm in Scotland, Ontario called Brant Farms and is milled to our specifications.
The mashbill is 100% Ontario rye grain (10% Malted)
Dillon’s then mashes, ferments and distills the spirit once in their 8000L hybrid mash tank/potstill where it is always in contact with grain through the whole process.
A second distillation is then done in their smaller copper pot still.
The Rye is then rested for a minimum of 5 years in 100% New Ontario Oak casks that were crafted for Dillon’s by a cooperage in St. George, Ontario.
It is released at cask strength (53.7%) and non-chill filtered to show off all the greatness that crafting a true Rye Whisky in Ontario can offer.

What makes Dillon’s Three Oaks Rye?
Years and years and years of planning, investment, hard work, sweat, tears, wins, luck and good people 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.
For the barrels: 1st Fill Bourbon, New American, New Ontario
The Three Oaks Rye spends 48 months in cask
The mashbill is 100% Ontario rye grain (10% Malted)


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