No this is not about courting the female species of our neighbors up north. I'm trying to get clarity surrounding the dates printed on vintage bottles of Canadian whisky.

It's nice that there are even dates printed clearly on the tax strips of these bottles, but as I had read on some other posts, the year listed may indicate the date of distillation and not the bottling year. Is this so? I couldn't find a definitive answer, so I am asking this question directly.

Any help is most appreciated.