Crown Royal Distillery, Gimli, Manitoba, Canada
It was a hell of a while since I had not visited a member of the Royal Canadian Whiskey family, and strangely this last opportunity came quite recently during my vacation to our neighbors to the south, in the form of a Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye mini.
It's a bit sad because although it's a Canadian novelty, she's starting her career abroad. I do not understand why we can not be proud of this Canadian product to the point of launching it into the domestic market first. SAQ, make an effort, it always makes me sad to see Canadian products in the spotlight elsewhere.
The regular Crown Royal is well known, and it is still given a generous share of rye, but Northern Harvest is made up of no less than 90% rye.
Ray, the next time you're asked if you're a god, you answer YES!
Amber significantly more yellowed than the Crown Royal Deluxe.
Do you want some rye? In here! Do not be subtle and open the ball with rye, varnish, rye, red fruits and re-rye behind. In addition to the rye in the spotlight, there is probably the rest of the Crown Royal mashbill prorated, because underneath it all, it definitely feels the Crown Royal. Apples and caramel.
Rye, honey, powdered sugar and pink pepper. Maybe a little too sweet for my taste versus rye spices that could have been a little more present. Strong and juicy texture.
Rye and white pepper hold us pleasantly in suspense for a good while, although the experience is peppered here and there with nail polish tips and paint solvent.
Considering the rest of the Crown Royal range, it's a hell of a lot of success. Ideally it should be a regular edition.