Crown Royal

WW Review #11: Crown Royal

Distillery: Blend

Region: Canada

ABV: 40%

Age: NAS.

Price: $3 for a miniature

Color: 1.3, Russet, Muscat.

Nose (according to the wife): Smells like maple syrup! Wife actually thought it smelled a lot like the Pancakes & Waffles Halo Top she was enjoying.

Palate: Smooth. Cereal mash sweetness along with maple syrup.

Finish: Short in length. The main note, as you may suspect, was maple syrup.

Conclusion: I picked this up on a whim figuring I’d see why this is so popular. In the market I live in, you’re more likely to find Crown Royal and its variants stashed behind the counter while far more delicious/expensive whiskies are out on the normal shelves. I have to say, it’s not bad. It’s just bland. There’s not a whole lot going on in here other than the maple syrup (can you be more stereotypical?) but it’s easy to drink.

Final Score: 67

World Whisky review #11, Canadian Whisky Review #1, Whisky Network Review #46


Scoring Legend:

  • 96-100: The perfect dram, nectar of the gods.
  • 90-95: Near perfect, there is something truly special about this whisky.
  • 85-89: Amazing, will always try to keep a bottle of this in my collection.
  • 80-84: Very Good, maybe only one minor nitpick about the whisky keeping it here.
  • 75-79: Good, quite enjoyable to drink.
  • 70-74: Solid, wouldn’t go out of my way to get it.
  • 60-69: Meh, still drinkable.
  • Below 59: If you have a bottle of this, start cooking with it instead.

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