Every year, Canadians vote for their favourite new whisky products from coast to coast. And every year, there’s something special that comes out of the winner’s circle. This year, the 2021 Best New Product in Canadian Whisky has been awarded to Gray Jay Deluxe Canadian Whisky, and trust us when we say you’re going to want to give this one a sip. 

Described as ‘easy-drinking and truly original’, Gray Jay drops any pretentious notions of high-quality whisky drinking and delivers a smooth, approachable whisky that newcomers to the category and connoisseurs can equally enjoy. 

Speaking of everyday people, over 18,000 people voted to award Gray Jay the top prize, so this truly is the cream of the crop. 

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Now, that covers the approachability of the whisky, but if you’re an experienced whisky lover don’t let it shake you. Living by the motto of ‘Your Whisky. Your Rules’, Gray Jay Deluxe Canadian Whisky is as adventurous as you want it to be.  Whether you take it neat, on the rocks, or mixed, Gray Jay’s versatility will make a fan out of you in no time. 

If you’re looking for recipes that really pop with this whisky, then look no further than the Gray Jay website. There you’ll find out how to mix the perfect Gray Jay Smash, the Gray Jay Never-Ending Holiday (perfect for the holidays), the Gray Jay G3 (a grapefruit drink fit for summer), the Gray Jay Low (a fresh take on the whisky ginger), and finally the Gray Jay Caesar. 

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Photo via Gray Jay Whisky

Yes, Gray Jay is such a damn fine whisky that you can make a damn fine Caesar out of it. Doesn’t get more Canadian than that! 

Another thing to love about Gray Jay Deluxe Canadian Whisky? It’s very Canadian. 

Hand-crafted in small batches at a craft distillery in Niagara Falls, Gray Jay is born-and-bred Canadian. Even more, the name ‘Gray Jay’ is another term for the Canadian Jay, which was voted Canada’s national bird back in 2016. 

Interestingly, another name for this bird is the ‘whisky jack’. Well, isn’t that fitting! 

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Photo via Gray Jay Whisky

The flavour of this whisky consists of notes of vanilla and caramel, culminating in that smooth, sweet, award-winning flavour. Obviously, Gray Jay is a whisky to watch, but in the meantime, it’s a whisky for you to enjoy! 

Lucky for all of us, Gray Jay can be found at plenty of liquor stores throughout the province. Just click this link to find out where you can snag a bottle for yourself today. 

Remember folks, Gray Jay is Your Whisky, so you can enjoy it by Your Rules. Cheers!