Crown Royal

XR Extra Rare

ABV 40%
REVIEWED Issue 62
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Specifications
Brand: Crown Royal
Expression: XR Extra Rare
Type: Canada Whisky / Blended
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Canada
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Ripe with lots of American oak, sweet cooked fruits, apple, oak lactone, butterscotch. Water broadens it even further. Macadamia.
Palate: Plump, round and full. Sinks on to the tongue but lacks a little definition. Water crisps things up, but only a little. Seems slightly off balance. Has length and depth but almost too fat.
Finish: Candy floss sweetness. Long.
Comment: Bolder and beefier than the standard.
7.8
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Bland at first then getting rather expressive. Releases a lot of sweet notes. Maple syrup, toasted pecan nuts. A touch of cider apple.
Palate: Sweet with a distinctive apple and maple syrup flavour. Oak is overwhelming in a grippy bite.
Finish: Dry, oaky, slightly bitter.
Comment: That maple syrup taste works more like an additive than a natural aroma gained through maturation.
7.3
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Wild Turkey Distillery, 1417 Versailles Road, Lawrenceburg, KY, Kentucky, USA
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