Crown Royal Noble Collection 13 Year Blenders' Mash
Crown Royal // Canada
Announced in late June 2018, this marks the third release in the Noble Collection series for Crown Royal following the Wine Barrel Finish (2017) and Cornerstone Blend (2016). It also follows the spring 2018 release of Blenders' Mash and uses a similar corn-forward mash bill as that whisky: 60% corn, 36% rye, and 4% malted barley. Created by master blender Mark Balkenende, it is inspired by one of the five flavoring whiskies used in the brand's signature DeLuxe bottling. Aged for 13 years in new, charred American oak, it is bottled at 90 proof. Availability will be limited nationwide.
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, charred American oak
"This Canadian whiskey is an unapologetic homage to America’s most famous style of booze — bourbon. The nose strikes ripe notes of honey candy, toasted vanilla bean, cinnamon cake, and corn fritter. The palate is equally sweet toned and very easy to drink although for the prolonged barrel aging one could hope for a bit more richness and power in the finish."