This is a blended Canadian whisky and, of course, very smooth. Crown Royal describes their product as “a deliciously balanced whisky, extraordinarily smooth with hints of fruit, cloves and spice.” Often I don’t get many of the aromas or flavors that distillers attach to their products and I normally chalk that up to my own limitations. In this case, you definitely detect that it is a rye whisky at a little higher proof. There’s a slight alcohol burn in the nose with a sweet rye aroma that is enticing. This is definitely a sweet tasting whisky. Enough so, as to make me nervous about drinking too much. There is a very slight tingling at the front of the mouth upon first taste. However, the majority of the flavor comes later at the back of the mouth and it lingers there for the consumer’s enjoyment. It has a long finish and the rye in this whisky brings a wonderful flavor that seems to just go on and on. It comes across as a custard like creaminess. The bottom line is this: if you already like Crown Royal and you like rye, then you are going to love this offering. I might also add that if you are new to whisky and enjoy the flavor of rye, this might be a good place to start. If you are not a fan of Crown Royal, you will want to put down your hard earned cash somewhere else.
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