Re: Canadian Whiskeys that taste good
Forty Creek John K. Hall Barrel Reserve is a most interesting whisky, filled with delicious flavours (even if I still feel there's a very subtle sense of 'fabrication' about the flavour profile)... Very unique taste! The Confederation Oak is supposed to be quite superb, though I haven't had the opportunity to try it yet.
My top 2 recommendations, though, would be:
Crown Royal Cask No. 16... Just an incredibly stylish Canadian that oozes class. The Cognac cask finishing lends a nice touch of crispness and liveliness. As I've stated previously, "A cracker."
Wiser's Legacy Pot Still Rye... This one garnered the Canadian Market segment prize in the 2010 Canadian Whisky Awards, and is a real star as far as I'm concerned. Rich, round and with just the right dose of rye bittersweetness and oakiness to keep the palate presentation exciting.
Close on the heels of these two are the 18-year olds from Gibson and Wiser's - each very satisfying in its own way.