canadian club whiskey Crown Royal Wine Barrel Finished, the second expression in the Crown Royal Noble Collection showcases our Crown Royal Fine De Luxe Whiskey, the standard of excellence for Canadian Whiskey, finished in Cabernet Sauvignon wine barrels. The result is an intriguing new character that is still unmistakably Crown Royal.
Whisky Review: Crown Royal Noble Collection Wine Barrel Finished
Vital Stats: The mash bill is presumably the same combination of the 50 different whiskies used to make Crown Royal’s traditional blend. Aged for six months in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels from the Paso Robles region of California. The price varies between $45 and $60 per bottle.
Appearance: Light amber, honey colored. The legs are slow-moving and sticky like water drops sliding down a window on a rainy day.
Nose: When I first opened my sample-size bottle, the scent was very astringent and almost unbearably boozey. There’s definitely a lot going on here; it’s an interesting combination of minty mouthwash and butterscotch with dark fruit sprinkled on top. A day or two after I opened the bottle, the smell mellowed out a little.
Palate: This whisky tastes better than it smells. Dried fruit and butterscotch coat my tastebuds, and it finishes off with a grainy, oaky flavor that isn’t necessarily great but definitely isn’t bad. I feel like there’s so much going on that I don’t have time to stop and enjoy the dried blueberry or the butterscotch sweetness because the next flavor comes so quickly. I want the flavors to slow down, give me a little time to ponder and then we can move on.
Crown Royal Noble Collection Wine Barrel Finished Blended Canadian Whisky Tasting Notes
Nose: Heavy fruit and butterscotch: black currant, cove, with dried blueberry.
Palate: Caramel and butterscotch with red grapes and fermented grape leaves.
Finish: Wood tannins: spice with anise and clove.
Nestled on the edge of Lake Winnipeg, Crown Royal’s distillery in Gimli, Manitoba, is home to 1.5 million barrels of delicious whisky that sit patiently waiting to be shared with the world. One of Manitoba’s natural beauties, the town of Gimli hugs the western shoreline of one of the world’s largest freshwater lakes, with sandy beaches, an active harbor and the largest Icelandic population outside of Iceland.