Distillery: Crown Royal (Lake Winnipeg)
From The Distiller: “Crown Royal Deluxe is the standard of excellence for Canadian whisky. It is an extraordinary blend of 50 full-bodied Canadian whiskies, matured to perfection.”
One of the most widely ordered middle-shelf pours, Crown Royal has earned itself a distinguished place amongst sub-$30 bottles.
The nose is uncomplicated. Sweet vanilla candies, werther’s candy, light notes of spiced oak. The body is smooth and creamy. The palate has notes of caramel creams, rye, oak, and apple peel. The finish is, again, straightforward. Maplewood peaks through followed by notes of charred oak and rye.
Smooth pour. Great if you can find it on drink specials, and affordable enough to be happily enjoyed on ice, straight, or mixed.
Greg Sinadinos started his spirits journey writing a whiskey periodical for Fine Tobacco NYC Magazine. He began answering review requests under a social media page he named “Whiskey Culture,” which quickly merged with Greg’s passion for connecting with others and his interest in history.
Today, Greg travels the country not just looking for great whiskey, but also exploring the history and individuals that the whiskey community is founded upon. He has authored “Whiskey History From Around The World” and is the host of “The Rickhouse” web series.