Next to mezcal, Canadian whisky (no "e," eh?) is one of the world's most slept-on spirits. So slept-on, in fact, that while everyone was going gaga for vodka, tequila and bourbon, huge stocks of the country's finest whiskies were quietly resting in casks. Some managed to stay hidden away for two decades, readying themselves for their big moment in the spotlight.
That moment, friends, is now. A slew of well-aged Canuck classics and younger, even more exciting newcomers, are politely making their way across the border. Prepare yourself for some extremely affordable top-shelf offerings from the Great White North—no passport required.
This piece originally appeared on Liquor.com.