Crown Royal Reserve
Crown Royal // Manitoba, Canada
Created by Master Blender, Andrew MacKay, he hand selected the barrels which include older whiskies than classic bottling. This was first released in 1992 as "Special Reserve", but has recently been dropped to just "Reserve".
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.
"Aromas of white peach, apple juice and grapes seems like this will taste too sweet and punch-like. Thankfully, the whisky takes a turn to nicely integrated dark grains, slight char, and cinnamon. The texture is soft and supple, but not oily. The finish is pleasant and balanced."