It’s hard to take a whisky company seriously when have releases that are flavored with Apples or Maple Syrup. Seriously, why would you even do that? Jack Daniels, in which parallel universe do you think it would be ok to bring out a honeyed bourbon? As if your liquor wasn’t sickly sweet and full of caramel cloud enough, you had to go and add more shit to it. Anyway, each to their own.
The Crown Royal has been around for a while. Just in case you’re wondering, it’s a Canadian Whisky. Blended mind you. Here’s a little fun fact, The Crown Royal is comprised of a blend of 50 different whiskies. It was produced to commemorate the visit of King George the VI and Queen Elizabeth over 75 years ago. Surprisingly, its the biggest selling whisky in North America. I’m guessing it’s the Johnny Walker of the US. To be fair to it though, although it’s not a complex whisky, it’s relatively smooth and easy to drink if you don’t know what you’re doing although it does have a slight burn if you’re used to smoother and more distinguished whiskies.
Now the Crown Royal Deluxe, on the nose, you’re welcomed with strong hints of vanilla, a little oak and some raisins. The palate is vanilla and oak again. It gives you a little creaminess before a short yet hot finish.
Not much of a review, I know. It’s an ok whisky in my opinion. Some people absolutely love it, others can’t stand it. I will drink it if I go to a friend’s house and that’s all he’s got left. Luckily for me, I’ve been taking bottles of whisky over every time I go so now he’s got a decent little collection that I can tap into when I’m there.