Review #19 | /r/WorldWhisky Review #3 – Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye
The Schtick: This is a release from Crown Royal that won an iteration of World’s Best Whiskey according to Jim Murrray.
Distiller: Crown Royal
Bottler: Crown Royal
ABV: 45% ABV
Source: Bottle, Purchased
Nose: I expected spice. I did not get spice. It’s sweet and fruity, like banana laffy taffy, with a hint of pear as well. A brief confectioners sugar note. From what I’m smelling, this is sizing up to be a basket of sweets.
Taste: Very thin on the mouth feel but pleasant. There’s a surprising lack of sweetness although the banana and pear are still present. There’s a tiny bit of rye spice but nothing like the punch to the mouth that a High West rye embodies.
Finish: A bit on the short side and a little note of astringency but not too rough. The bananas are still there and they follow through all of the way to the end with a little wood and pepper, but it’s very faint.
Overall: This isn’t a terrible product. Do I think it’s best in the world? Not really. Is it worst in the world? Certainly not.
1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.
2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.
3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.
4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.
5 | Good | Good, just fine.
6 | Very Good | A cut above.
7 | Great | Well above average
8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.
9 | Incredible | An all time favorite
10 | Insurpassable | No better exists