Crown Royal Hand Selected Barrel

Canadian

Crown Royal // Manitoba, Canada

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    93
  • Avg. Rating

    3.98
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 97 )

The standard Crown Royal is a blend of 50 different whiskies that are batched together. With Crown Royal Hand Selected Barrel, enthusiasts can taste one of the most famous single whiskies that is at the heart of the classic Crown Royal blend, which is their Coffey Rye. Keep in mind that many Canadian whiskies are commonly referred to as "rye", but the actual mashbill for this whisky is a high-rye mashbill of 64% corn, 31.5% rye and 4.5% malted barley, which is then aged in new oak barrels. Crown Royal Hand Selected Barrel is only available through retailers who purchase an entire individual barrel and each barrel will show some unique qualities.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    51.5
  • Canadian
    DISTILLED 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 Type
    new charred oak

Tasting Notes

"Not a lot of oak on the nose on this whisky, instead, the bouquet shows butterscotch, flambéed bananas foster, freshly-baked cinnamon rolls, and maple syrup covered flapjacks. The palate starts sweet, think divinity, with walnut and a touch of oak before going into a very soft grain-forward profile. Ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg notes follow behind. The finish is smooth and lingering, with warm gingerbread, black pepper, oak, spearmint and a bit more cooked banana. There is a bit of heat from the alcohol, but it is balanced and provides a good counterpoint to the sweetness of this whisky. "

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Flavor Profile

Fruity & Sweet