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Crown Royal Tasting notes and reviews

Issue 121 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 121

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Crown Royal

Brand
Crown Royal
Type
Canadian Whisky ~ Blended
Abv
40.00%
Produced at
Wild Turkey Distillery
Website
www.crownroyal.com
Availability
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Martine Nouet

82
Nose
A good rye sour fruitiness. Blackcurrant, red apple. Then comes a touch of roasted coffee beans and a distant grassy note.
Palate
Sweet, with that tangy edge you get from rye. Damson plums, hint of prune. Milk chocolate.
Finish
Medium, spicy, nicely clings to the palate.
Comment
A characterful and clean whisky, with a rich proportion of rye in the mashbill. Oak is well integrated. Would be pleasant with a pecan pie.

Dave Broom

75
Nose
Melting ice cream on warm leatherette. Clean rye notes, lightly oily. Water brings oak and a light toasty quality. Red fruits, honey and hazelnut.
Palate
Drier than the nose suggests. Runny toffee with a firmness underneath. Almost Cognac like grip. Dried apricots. Well balanced.
Finish
Slightly tight and fading quickly.
Comment
Better balance between this sweet, easy-going Canadian character and some grip.
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