Crown Royal had a bit of exciting news recently. You may have heard that one of their offerings just won the worlds best whisky according to the World Whisky Bible.

This review is NOT of that whisky, though as soon as they are no longer sold out I will probably grab a bottle and review it.

Today’s review is on their ‘Black’ offering. This offering is advertised as ‘rich and flavourful.’ They say that it is aged in charred oak barrels and less diluted than their standard offering. Crown Royal makes blended whiskies meaning they purchase grain alcohols from various sources and combine and age them. Sadly there are very few single malt offerings in Canada.

You can find this whisky at the LCBO for $32.95 and it sits at 45% ABV.

Appearance:  Dark blood red. Great legs.
Aroma: Cinnamon and black cherry.
Taste: Very smooth and sweet. It has a cinnamon finish after an initial tropical hit.
Aftertaste: Lingering cherry.
Overall: A bit too sweet but the Spicy makes up for it.

Kole McRae

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