I don't know what it is, but, recently, I've been drinking Canadian Whisky. Not the good, small-batch stuff, like Forty Creek or Caribou Crossing, mind you, but the mainstream, cheap stuff.
A few nights ago, I did a 3-way taste-test between a few whiskies-- I judged Canadian Mist to be very caramel-y, Black Velvet to the very butterscotch-y, and Canadian Club to be very vanilla-y. I did it on a whim, and ended up enjoying the results (the Canadian Club was my favorite, but I found something to like about all 3).
While, granted, I don't find any of it particularly-complex... that's not what I'm in the mood for. Something smooth, sweet, and retains enough flavor on ice with sweet vermouth is what I'm after, so I bought a 1.75L bottle of Northern Light (a Barton product) and am enjoying a Manhattan on the rocks.
I really used to poo-poo Canadian Blended Whisky, but I have to admit that it is not without merit.
Anyone else with me on this? Or am I just losing it?