Review #733 | /r/WorldWhisky Review #24 – Crown Royal Bourbon Mash Canadian Whisky
The Schtick: This is a release from Crown Royal up in the great, white north (talking weather, not demographics) and this release features a “bourbon mash bill”. It’s still made up in Canada, and is a NAS release, though, so the mash is about where the similarities to bourbon end. Let’s see how it is.
Distiller: Crown Royal
Bottler: Crown Royal
ABV: 40% ABV
Bottle #: 0947558
Nose: Young grain, young corn. Wet cardboard. Some caramel and confectioners sugar. Mostly wet, damp, musty, new make-y.
Taste: Thin, young. No real heat. “Green”. Wet cardboard, youthful grain notes, musty. Some faint sweetness. Mostly musty.
Finish: Short, no real heat here either. It’s over in a flash, and without much positive characteristic.
Overall: This tastes like a young craft product. I didn’t really expect it to be mind blowing, but I find regular Crown ok and inoffensive. This, on the other hand, is bad whiskey. The presentation is nice, but everything that matters (what is in the bottle) is a pass, any day.
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