Black Velvet // Canada
Black Velvet Blended Canadian Whisky is unique among blended whiskies as the spirits are blended at distillation instead of at bottling. It's aged about 3 years in oak barrels. The Black Velvet distillery is fully automated and needs only 2 employees to control the distillery 24/7 and processes between 8 and 10 train car loads of corn each week to make this popular whisky. Black Velvet is currently ranked second in Canadian whisky exports behind Crown Royal.
CanadianDISTILLED IN CANADA AND AGED IN BARRELS FOR AT LEAST THREE YEARS; OFTEN (BUT NOT ALWAYS) CANADIAN WHISKIES ARE BLENDS OF CORN, BARLEY, AND RYE WHISKIES WHICH WERE DISTILLED AND MATURED SEPARATELY. TRADITIONALLY, CANADIAN WHISKEY IS CALLED “RYE”, ALTHOUGH NO MINIMUM PERCENTAGE OF RYE-GRAIN WHISKY IS REQUIRED IN A BLEND.