Crown Royal Texas Mesquite
Crown Royal // USA
This bottling from Crown Royal is a Canadian blended whisky "infused with Texas mesquite wood flavors". For those that purchase this in the state of Texas, your signature Crown Royal bags will be adorned with the Lone Star as it does the Texas state flag. Bottled at 80 proof, it is available beginning May 2018.
Flavored WhiskeyWhiskey flavored with natural or artificial flavors and labeled with the (pre)dominant flavor(s). Can be made either with or without the addition of sugar. Bottled at 30% ABV or higher.
"No surprise as mesquite smoke leads on the nose, with barbecued meat and beef jerky, a background of vanilla cream soda, and an almost agave-like quality. The palate offers vanilla, root beer, and oak, along with more agave and a creamy mouthfeel. The finish has red pepper, more mesquite, and again, a smoky, diesel fumy mezcal vibe, and while the whiskey itself finishes quick the smoke lasts for some time. Unfortunately the flavors are disjointed and in a blind tasting, you'd likely be hard pressed to classify this as "whiskey"."