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What makes Canadiana so unique? Canadiana is a spirit much like rum but derived from the sugars of the maple tree. Traditionally, rum is derived from sugar cane molasses, barrel aged, and sometimes filtered to remove colour.
The geographic uniqueness of Canadiana and the fact that it is made from a symbol of our nation, the maple tree; it deserves a geographic indicator of its own like Bourbon, Scotch, Cognac or Tequila. A unique geographic indicator would help it stand out in the highly competitive spirits’ market. Canada does not currently have any unique names in the world of spirits, such as Scotch from Scotland, Tequila or Mezcal from Mexico, Bourbon from the USA or Cognac from France and many more. With this innovative spirit, derived solely from maple syrup, we believe that every distillery in Quebec and Atlantic Canada would have an opportunity to make Canadiana. This would also benefit many sugar bushes in Canada, as they can now sell their various grades of maple syrup to distilleries.
Moonshine Creek’s Canadiana is made from maple syrup, fermented, and blended using only the Maple trees sugarless flavourless water. Our maple products used in the production of Canadiana are sourced from Atlantic Canada. Canadiana truly is a symbol of Canada, its culture, industry, innovation, and of course, our appreciation of spirits.
Canadiana is labelled and sold under a common name declaration of “Liquor”, due to its innovative process it doesn’t belong to any traditional category of spirits. Canadiana’s style does not currently exist within the current Food and Drug Regulations and can not be sold as a rum.
Moonshine Creek is happy to share the intellectual property and process for making Canadiana with any distillery in Canada if the Canadian government will adopt the name as a Canadian geographic indicator.