Probably the most commonly known Canadian Whisky, I’ve decided to kick off this review series with Crown Royal in that iconic purple bag!
Crown Royal De Luxe
Diageo Gimli Plant
Lake Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
“The Legendary Whisky - A regal blend of treasured whiskies each imparting a rare characteristic to create this superb whisky of unparalleled taste.”
This is a blend of supposedly 40-50 different whisky recipies, using Corn, Rye and Barley. Aged for at least 3 years in oak barrels, by Canadian Law.
On the nose I get butterscotch with vanilla and a hint of light fruit with wood spice.
The palate is quite sweet and creamy at first, then some spice arrives with the vanilla and a light citrus apple note.
Giving it some time in the glass, the overall aroma and flavour reminds of maple syrup. The finish is cinnamon and vanilla with a hint of bitter oak.
It’s been a while since I’ve tasted this one. It’s a decent whisky. The flavours actually remind of a bourbon, but it is more easy drinking, as is the style of a mass market Canadian Whisky. Very approachable. Based on the flavour I’d say it is mostly corn whisky, and likely some new oak barrels have been used.
Let’s be honest though, most people enjoy this as a Crown & Coke cocktail. Here’s how I prepare mine:
“Crown & Coke”
• Fill a rocks glass completely with ice.
• 2 dashes of Angostura Aromatic Bitters
• 1 1/2 oz (45ml) of Crown Royal De Luxe
• Top with 3 oz (90ml) Coca-Cola
• Garnish with a fresh lemon wedge.
Also, did anyone else use this bag to hold their marbles when they were a kid?! Haha... I totally remember doing that.
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