We typically tend to agree with old saying “if it ain’t broke, then don’t try to fix it,” and since there’s absolutely noting wrong with Crown Royal‘s original (and oh so tasty) blend to begin with, we were shocked to see that one of our favorite Canadian vices recently joined the flavored whiskey circus with the newest addition to their ever-growing portfolio – Crown Royal Maple Finished. This new maple infused whisky from our pals in Manitoba is said to be exceptionally smooth and deliver the quality and class that you’ve come to expect from Crown Royal. Maple Finished achieves its unique maple profile through a proprietary maple toasted oak finishing process that is said to provide a genuine light maple-sweet flavor.Photo Credit: Crown Royal
Because we’ve got mad connections and know how to use them, recently we hooked up with our buddies at Crown Royal for a tasting of their intriguing maple blended whisky. To be sure we fully understood what this unique whisky has to offer we made sure to consume it in a variety of ways (neat, mixed, on the rock, etc…) Until, of course, the bottle was empty. As you probably know by now, we’re nothing if not thorough here at the Busted Wallet office.
Crown Royal is a brand that values innovation and always strives to exceed our consumers’ expectations. We are excited to release new Crown Royal Maple Finished. Authentic to the brand image and Canadian heritage, consumers can be confident that it will deliver Crown Royal’s signature smoothness, steeped in the quality and class that has come to be expected from Crown Royal. -Yvonne Briese, VP of Whiskey, Diageo North America.
– Crown Royal Maple Finish Review –
- Proof: 80 (40% ABV)
- Age: Blended
- Nose: Maple syrup, caramel, vanilla with a hint of oak
- Flavors: Oak, maple, vanilla and caramel
- Taste: B+ (Very Good)
- Mix–ability: B+ (Very Good)
- Buzz Factor: B (Good)
- Price: $25.00 USD (750ml)