Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye
  • Category Rye
  • Country Canada
  • Distillery Crown Royal
  • Age NAS
  • Style Rye Whisky
  • Alcohol 45%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • gently spicy
  • vanilla
  • black pepper
  • butterscotch
  • apple
  • grain
  • oak
  • honey
  • toasted

Crown Royal

Northern Harvest Rye (0.75l, 45%)
Price $32.99

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2016 World Whisky of the Year!  
 
Crown Royal is "THE" Canadian Whisky. Sure, there are those who might argue with that from a point of preference, but no one can argue that it is the top selling brand of Canadian Whisky. Each day, their Manitoba Distillery consumes 10,000 bushels of grain and 3.4 million liters of water. At any given point in time, there are more than two million barrels of Whisky aging in the complex of 46 warehouses. 
 
On top of all that, they do a darn good job of producing a consistently high quality, clean-drinking, Canadian-styled Spirit that has won the hearts of many ‘a Whisky-lover. 
 
The ink on the press release is still wet on this one… but break out the back-bacon, put up the poutine, and hang on to your tuques… Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye had been deemed the "2016 World Whisky of the Year" by The Whisky Bible. So, what makes Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye worthy of such a distinction? 
 
Uncle Flaviar has always been a fan of Crown Royal… the pure, clean, consistent quality of the Spirit… the lovely decanter and velvet presentation bag… just solid work all around. But Northern Harvest Rye is a step up. First, it is indeed 90% Rye. That is an eye-popping number, even for dedicated Rye drinkers. But the real trick is to do it without creating a harsh or "too spicy" dram. You need a LOT of serious distiller-chops to pull this off right, and they do indeed.

Cheers to Crown Royal!
 
 
  • Category Rye
  • Country Canada
  • Distillery Crown Royal
  • Age NAS
  • Style Rye Whisky
  • Alcohol 45%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Warm amber    
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Baking spices and apple, toasted grain, and clover honey.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Coating, juicy mouth-feel with butterscotch, pepper, vanilla, and a warm oakiness. 
 
Finish 
Lingering, smooth, and gently spicy. 
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  • gently spicy
  • vanilla
  • black pepper
  • butterscotch
  • apple
  • grain
  • oak
  • honey
  • toasted
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
A decade ago there were only 6 brands of Rye Whiskey hailing from Kentucky, nowadays there are more than 50!
Rye - think of it as Bourbon's edgier cousin. It’s known for what many call a spicy or fruity flavor. Rye (distilled from at least 51% Rye) is not on the sweet side and tends to have a spicier body. That’s why the character of a cocktail made from Rye, instead of Bourbon, is drier.
When Queen Elisabeth visited Canada in 1939, Segrams -- then owner -- created the Royal Crown brand as a tribute to that visit.
The brand was only available in Canada until 1964. 
Rye sparked the first revolution after the American Independence. It was called the Whiskey Rebellion, and it arose when the government tried to tax Whiskey and enforce the taxation on distillers. The lesson here? Don't mess with a Whiskey drinker's dram.
George Washington famously loved his Rye Whiskey. In fact, after he served as the first president of the United States, he returned to his farm at Mount Vernon and started a small Rye distillery of his own.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
A decade ago there were only 6 brands of Rye Whiskey hailing from Kentucky, nowadays there are more than 50!
Rye - think of it as Bourbon's edgier cousin. It’s known for what many call a spicy or fruity flavor. Rye (distilled from at least 51% Rye) is not on the sweet side and tends to have a spicier body. That’s why the character of a cocktail made from Rye, instead of Bourbon, is drier.
When Queen Elisabeth visited Canada in 1939, Segrams -- then owner -- created the Royal Crown brand as a tribute to that visit.
The brand was only available in Canada until 1964. 
Rye sparked the first revolution after the American Independence. It was called the Whiskey Rebellion, and it arose when the government tried to tax Whiskey and enforce the taxation on distillers. The lesson here? Don't mess with a Whiskey drinker's dram.
George Washington famously loved his Rye Whiskey. In fact, after he served as the first president of the United States, he returned to his farm at Mount Vernon and started a small Rye distillery of his own.
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