Crown Royal Monarch
Distillery: Crown Royal Distillery, Gimli, Manatoba Canada
Age: 50 Distinct Whiskey Blend
Nose: Mellow toffee and rye spice notes with hints of cinnamon and whispers of nutmeg ver the toffee and rye notes.
Palate: Smooth and relatively sweet entry for a rye, with vanilla, caramel, dried fruits, figs, preserved bananas, and slightly drying with a spicy finish that is slightly warming with a pleasant aftertaste of barrel char and vanillins in the pleasantly lingering finish.
Color: Golden Amber
Notes: In 1939, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth made the journey from the UK to Canada and in doing so became the first reigning monarchs to travel to North America. Crown Royal was created to commemorate this royal visit and was prepared as a gift for the royal family (which is why you’ll always find Crown Royal wrapped in some sort of regal color fabric bag). Flash forward seventy five years and Crown Royal has become the king of Canadian whiskies, and one of the top whiskies sold in North America. It’s quite a journey for one of Canada’s most iconic spirits.To celebrate the seventy-fifth anniversary of the brand (and the royal visit), Crown Royal is releasing Crown Royal Monarch 75th Anniversary Blend. This special blend of whiskies comes without an age statement and includes spirit produced by the company’s Coffey rye still in Gimli, Manitoba, Canada. Unlike the traditional Crown Royal release, Crown Royal Monarch 75th Anniversary Blend is enclosed in a special silver embroidered bag in a magnetically enclosed golden box. It’s nice packaging that fits right in with Crown Royal’s previous special releases.