Crown Royal Bourbon Mash
Crown Royal // Canada
Crown Royal Bourbon Mash has had an interesting journey. First introduced as part of Crown Royal's "The Blenders' Series" the whisky immediately drew attention for its confusing name. Specifically, Crown Royal is a Canadian whisky, and even though this technically uses a bourbon mashbill (64% corn, 31.5% rye, 4.5% malted barley), bourbon can only be made in America. Though the TTB originally approved the label, they reversed their decision and forced the brand to stop using the name 'Bourbon Mash'. This whisky still exists, but under the new name of Crown Royal Blenders' Mash.
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.
Cask Typenew, American oak and ex-bourbon barrels
"Corn dominates the nose, with corn bread and grits followed by rye spice, vanilla, char, and oak. This leads to a thin, oaky palate showcasing vanilla bean ice cream with chocolate chips and peanut brittle. The finish is short and astringent, with more oak, vanilla taffy, peanut shells, and a harsh bitterness akin to burnt coffee grounds or pill residue. Add a few rocks to introduce a sweeter, richer strain, while taming that bitter beast."