Crown Royal XR Red

Crown Royal XR Red, 40% ABV, $175 CAD. This expression contains “the last remaining batch of rare whiskies saved from the legendary Waterloo Distillery before it was destroyed by fire”. Nose: Really nice apple, peach, and pear combo. Thick caramel, and a slight rye spiciness. Taste: Apple and under-ripe pear, more caramel but it’s thinner here. Finish: Medium length. Big vanilla hit, caramel and rye … Continue reading Crown Royal XR Red

Crown Royal Hand Selected Barrel [Review of a New Bottle]

Thanks to /u/devoz for this sample. And you may find yourself living in a shotgun shack And you may find yourself in another part of the world And you may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile And you may find yourself in a beautiful house, with a beautiful wife And you may ask yourself Well…How did I get here? Oh… I got caught… Continue reading Crown Royal Hand Selected Barrel [Review of a New Bottle]

Crown Royal Multi-Review: Deluxe, Reserve, Black, Northern Harvest Rye and Hand Selected Barrel

Given it’s the end of the year, I thought why not post some reviews of a brand that will be consumed to great excess come New Years’ Eve. I’ve had a number of Crown Royal expressions over the years and the 5 that follow are the ones I’ve had a chance to sit down and review. there’s a certain nostalgia to this brand for me, … Continue reading Crown Royal Multi-Review: Deluxe, Reserve, Black, Northern Harvest Rye and Hand Selected Barrel

Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye

Thanks to /u/jolarbear for this sample. So I originally told /u/Devoz , prior to puppy-cide threats and other things, that if this whisky showed up to the recent Canadian/Toronto reddit whisky meetup, I would review it. And I also said I’d make a sexual innuendo about Jim Murray. As a bonus I was told if I parodied this video  Then too many people made the joke and… Continue reading Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye

Toronto Whisky Society Meetup at Bryan’s Condo, 2015

So a while ago I promised to have a bunch of the Toronto Whisky Society guys down for a few drams and finally followed through on that promise. This was our first meet-up as a group aside from when we hit up Feather’s Pub a few months back. We had 6 guys out including me and a buddy of mine from Hamilton, jolarbear devoz kinohead and tomodera. … Continue reading Toronto Whisky Society Meetup at Bryan’s Condo, 2015

Crown Royal Hand Selected Barrel/ Michel Couvreur Intravagan’za Single Malt Whiskey / Sortilege Prestige

The following three reviews seem a little odd to have paired together. They were done as a yearly mystery swap that is done over at Reddit. I received these from /u/devoz . He stated “It was tough finding things you’ve never reviewed, but I found them!” Dear Fucking God I hope he didn’t just piss in some sample bottles. So he sent me three. And… Continue reading Crown Royal Hand Selected Barrel/ Michel Couvreur Intravagan’za Single Malt Whiskey / Sortilege Prestige

Crown Royal Special Reserve [Re-Review]

Quite a long time ago (for me at least, I’m still young at heart), I posted a review of Crown Royal Special Reserve. The story behind it was back in my university days, when I wasn’t drinking Scotch just yet, I drank Manhattans. And I love Manhattans made with Canadian Whisky. Extra Cherries too. I’m really girly when I want to be (I’m a dude).… Continue reading Crown Royal Special Reserve [Re-Review]

Crown Royal Maple [Mystery Review]

Being part of two Secret Santa Swaps this year was a great treat. I’m utter crap when it comes to two things: Identifying Mystery Drams and Shopping for Gifts. So when /u/Porkpants81[1] (not to be confused with the other 80 people with non-Kosher or Halal pants) sent me a perfect bevy of drams, I was elated. I didn’t think anyone would be that amazing to… Continue reading Crown Royal Maple [Mystery Review]