Canadian whiskies are known for their smooth, light taste. They are blended whiskies made from barley, corn and rye grains. Stylistically, Canadian whisky has some of the smokey flavor of bourbon, but its smoothness is closer to Scotch.
It isn't as distinctive as either, but that is probably what most consumers like about it. It mixes well in any cocktail calling for whiskey, and if you prefer your liquor straight or neat, then the taste won't blow you away.