Crown Royal Canadian Whisky Review

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It may not be a popular option where I am, but Crown Royal Canadian Whisky is a hit around the globe.

Crown Royal isn't really a popular option where I live, but from what I understand, it is a hit around the world. And when my buddy offered me a nip of Crown Royal, I figured, why not?

Crown Royal Canadian Whisky Review

First, a little background on Crown Royal Canadian Whisky

Crown Royal is a brand of Canadian whisky produced by the Crown Royal Company, which is owned by Diageo. The brand was first introduced in 1939 to celebrate the visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to Canada.

Crown Royal is made using a blend of more than 50 different whiskies, primarily from the company's distillery in Gimli, Manitoba. It is aged in oak barrels, which gives it its signature flavour and amber colour.

Crown Royal is known for its smooth taste and slightly sweet flavour, which is due to the use of corn and rye in the blend. It is typically enjoyed neat or on the rocks, although it can also be used in cocktails.

The brand is known for its distinctive packaging, which includes a purple velvet bag with gold lettering. Crown Royal is available in a variety of expressions, including the original blend, as well as flavoured versions like Crown Royal Apple and Crown Royal Maple.

Crown Royal Canadian Whisky Review

So, I took a sip and... oh boy. Let me just say, I was not prepared for the strong, slightly sweet taste that hit my palate. It was like a punch to the taste buds, in a good way, I guess? I mean, it was definitely an acquired taste, but I have to give it to Crown Royal - it's not for the faint of heart.

But let's talk about the packaging for a moment, because Crown Royal definitely knows how to make an impression. The whisky comes in a velvet bag with gold lettering that screams, "We're fancy and we know it." And you know what? I kind of bought into it. I felt like I was holding a bag of gold doubloons or something.

So, I took the whisky home with me and decided to mix it with a little Coke, because why not? And let me tell you, that was a mistake. The sweetness of the whisky mixed with the sweetness of the Coke was a little too much for me. It tasted like I was drinking liquid dessert. Not exactly what I was going for.

But all jokes aside, Crown Royal is actually a pretty decent whisky. It's smooth and not too harsh, with a nice balance of flavours. And the velvet bag definitely adds a touch of class to any liquor cabinet. I mean, come on - who doesn't want to impress their friends with a fancy velvet bag of whisky?

So, in conclusion, Crown Royal Canadian Whisky is a solid choice for those who enjoy whisky. It's got a nice balance of flavours, it's smooth, and the packaging is top-notch. Just maybe don't mix it with Coke like I did, unless you're into that sort of thing.