With the popularity of Canadian whisky on the rise, Crown Royal, is launching Crown Royal Wine Barrel Finished – the second release from the Noble Collection, a series of annual, limited-edition whiskies celebrating the artistry and spirited experimentation of our distillers and blenders.
This second expression of the Noble Collection showcases signature Crown Royal whiskies, carefully finished in freshly emptied, medium toast Cabernet Sauvignon barrels from the celebrated Paso Robles region of California for a full six months. The result is an elegant new whisky that’s still unmistakably Crown – rich, full-bodied and smooth.
“With Crown Royal Wine Barrel Finished, our distillers and blenders are honored to carry the storied legacy passed down by those who came before, while adding their own unique facet,” said Jim Ruane, Director of Crown Royal. “We experimented with a number of different wines and oak provenances – but ultimately American oak Cabernet Sauvignon best complemented Crown Royal’s signature red fruit notes and velvety mouthfeel for a taste that both whisky and wine connoisseurs will love.”
Golden ruby in color, the whisky tastes of caramel and butterscotch, with red grapes notes and layers of spice and vanilla imparted by the secondary maturation step. The finish is long, with notes of anise and clove.
Crown Royal Wine Barrel Finished is 81 proof / 40.5% ABV and will be available in limited quantities at a suggested retail price of $59.99 for a 750ml bottle.
As long fans of both Crown Royal and wine, we are definitely looking forward to tasting this selection. Cheers!