Crown Royal Black
Crown Royal // Manitoba, Canada
Released in 2010, Crown Royal Black is bottled at slightly higher proof (90 vs 80) than the standard Crown Royal bottling and is aged in heavily charred barrels. To complete the look, a black felt bag envelopes the bottle as opposed to the classic royal purple one.
CanadianDISTILLED IN CANADA AND AGED IN BARRELS FOR AT LEAST THREE YEARS; OFTEN (BUT NOT ALWAYS) CANADIAN WHISKIES ARE BLENDS OF CORN, BARLEY, AND RYE WHISKIES WHICH WERE DISTILLED AND MATURED SEPARATELY. TRADITIONALLY, CANADIAN WHISKEY IS CALLED “RYE”, ALTHOUGH NO MINIMUM PERCENTAGE OF RYE-GRAIN WHISKY IS REQUIRED IN A BLEND.
"The whiskey is certainly smokey and robust upon inhalation and certainly sticks around for the long haul. Vanilla and bourbon-like qualities are abound and the palate is still full and soft like the classic bottling. After the sweet middle, however, it finishes spicy and dry."