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Crown Royal Cask Number 16

I am not a big Canadian whiskey fan (a few notable exceptions aside) but I did enjoy this rather interesting whiskey, matured in a cognac cask, which I tried for the the first time at SMWS Extravaganza in Houston and tasted again a few nights later at a whisky bar in Houston.  What nose there is is very sweet, however the taste makes up for it with a lovely sweet, juicy, raisiny, grapey taste.  It actually tastes more cognac than whiskey. The finish has some more familiar Crown Royal notes including the bitter oakiness, but in this expression it is offset nicely by the drying cognac influence.  With a drop of water it got a little more spicy and even drier.  A very nice whiskey and perhaps my favorite CR expression.

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  • Country of Origin: Canada
  • Type: Blend
  • In '101 Whiskies to Try Before you Die': No

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