Review #501 | /r/WorldWhisky Review #11 – 1961 Seagram’s Crown Royal Blended Whiskey
The Schtick: This is a pretty old bottle of Crown Royal blended whiskey.
Bottler: Seagrams/Crown Royal
ABV: 40% ABV
Source: Bottle, Acquired
Nose: Very sticky sweet. Caramel, honey, melon, brown sugar. Almost like smelling cinnabon in the mall.
Taste: Thin but no heat. Sweet and rich caramel. Some faint melon. Clove, maple syrup and brown sugar.
Finish: Medium, like syrupy molasses.
Overall: This is really interesting – it’s super sweet as far as most whiskeys go but still very reminiscent of modern Crown. I like this much better, but the resemblance is there. At the end of the day, this isn’t a fantastic bottle, but it was really fun to drink through and share some with friends and acquaintances to see their reactions also.
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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 | Perfect | Perfect