Crown Royal Distillery, Gimli, Manitoba, Canada
It had been quite a while since I had visited a member of the Canadian whiskey royal family, and strangely this last opportunity arose quite recently during my vacation to our neighbors to the south, in the form of a mini of Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye.
It's a bit sad because although it is a Canadian novelty, it begins its journey abroad. I do not understand why we cannot be so proud of this Canadian product as to launch it on the domestic market first. SAQ, make an effort, it always pains me to see new Canadian products 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 are asked if you are a god, you say YES!
Amber significantly more yellowed than the Crown Royal Deluxe.
Do you want some rye? Here it is! Do not be subtle and open the ball with rye, varnish, rye, red fruits and re-rye behind. Besides the featured rye, it probably has the rest of the Crown Royal mashbill on a pro rata basis, because underneath it all, it definitely smells like Crown Royal. Apples-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.
The rye and white pepper keep us pleasantly going for a good while, although the experience is marbled here and there with tips of nail polish and paint solvent.
Considering the rest of the Crown Royal range, this is quite a success. Ideally it should remain a regular edition.