Crown Royal Bourbon/Blenders’ Mash Canadian Whisky Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Crown Royal Bourbon/Blenders’ Mash Canadian Whisky

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  • Distiller:

    Crown Royal

  • Bottler:

    Crown Royal

  • ABV:

    40%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 79
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: Add a few rocks to introduce a sweeter, richer strain, while taming that bitter beast.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • 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.
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  • Raided Score: 89
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: This approachable, creamy, medium-bodied whisky bathes in sweet vanilla and mild oak tannins, seasoned with peppery spices and fruity-floral esters. Incredibly long, creamy, vanilla finish.
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  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: My leftovers here will certainly find their way in to a tall shaker pint with ice and a dry, citrusy, or gingery soda on a hot summer day.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • 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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  • Raided Score: 95
  • Publication: Wine Enthusiast
  • Excerpt: The big, bold, buttery palate echoes those flavors, finishing with a flurry of spice.
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  • Raided Score: 72
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: The presentation is nice, but everything that matters (what is in the bottle) is a pass, any day.
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  • Intro:

    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.

  • Nose:

    Young grain, young corn. Wet cardboard. Some caramel and confectioners sugar. Mostly wet, damp, musty, new make-y.

  • Taste:

    Thin, young. No real heat. "Green". Wet cardboard, youthful grain notes, musty. Some faint sweetness. Mostly musty.

  • Finish:

    Short, no real heat here either. It's over in a flash, and without much positive characteristic.

  • Overall:

    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.

  • Score:

    3

  • By t8ke
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