Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye
Crown Royal // Manitoba, Canada
Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye whisky is a blend made from a 90% rye mashbill. A natural line extension for Crown Royal given the craze for rye and Canada's reputation for producing rye whisky. Crown Royal currently has approximately 2 million barrels of whisky maturing in 46 warehouses in the area around Gimli, Manitoba, Canada.
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.
"A very unusual bouquet for a rye whiskey, very fruity, with plum, apricot, baked pears, and a hint of spearmint. Very light oak and just a hint of the grain are also apparent. The entry on the palate is quite sweet, reminiscent of Juicy Fruit chewing gum, with vanilla, moderate oak, baking spices and orange marmalade. The finish is moderate, with big cinnamon, oak, grain notes and a bit of an alcohol burn. "