Excerpt: It’s a smooth, simple sipping whisky. However, having tasted a much older version of this same Bourbon Mash straight from the cask, I believe it would benefit from being bottled at a higher strength.
Excerpt: Overall, Crown Royal Blenders’ Mash doesn’t change the script all that much — this is really a slightly elevated version of the original — but it does help the otherwise quiet whisky to make its voice heard more clearly.
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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.
Young grain, young corn. Wet cardboard. Some caramel and confectioners sugar. Mostly wet, damp, musty, new make-y.
Thin, young. No real heat. "Green". Wet cardboard, youthful grain notes, musty. Some faint sweetness. Mostly musty.
Short, no real heat here either. It's over in a flash, and without much positive characteristic.
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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