Crown Royal has managed to cultivate a significant following in the United States while transcending the category of Canadian whisky. Many Crown Royal imbibers don’t identify the spirit with the Canadian whisky category. Even though it’s often consumed with a mixer (most popularly Coke), Crown Royal has done an excellent job of positioning itself as a premium spirit with superb marketing, branding, and packaging. while there is no age statement or breakdown of what this whiskey actually is, it’s being marketed as containing the final batch of whisky from the famed LaSalle Distillery. Crown Royal XR leads with solid oak which is present without being too overpowering. Underneath the oak is sweet caramel along with subtle almond and cinnamon. All in all, a delightful and well integrated nose. The entry for Crown Royal XR is soft and lightly sweet with a core of oak flavor. Things open up in the mid palate with more expansive oak and some light spice and heat. From the nose to the midpalate you get a real sense of the quality old LaSalle whisky in the blend.
There are no reviews on this product yet.