Introduced in 1951, Black Velvet Canadian Whisky is named for its signature, velvet-like texture. Black Velvet Canadian Whisky's smooth quality is the result of blending the whisky "at birth," meaning during maturation rather than later in the whisky-making process. It is remarkably smooth with hints of caramel, vanilla, coconut, and rye spiciness. Using crystal-clear Canadian water, plus the finest rye, grains, and corn, the whisky is painstakingly distilled and put up in premium oak barrels to gently mature. Ideal for any occasion, Black Velvet Canadian Whisky has a smooth texture that is an ideal addition to countless cocktail recipes. The Black Velvet Distilling Company is located near the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.