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Crown Royal Noble Collection (13-Year Blender’s Mash)

(4.1 / 5.0) A nice high-end offering from Crown Royal that will please any bourbon drinker. Definitely worth trying!

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Proof: 90 proof / ABV: 45.0%

Age: 13 years

Distillery: Crown Royal Distillery, Gimli, Manitoba, Canada

Mashbill: 60% corn / 36% rye / 4% barley, aged in new American oak

Retail Pricing: $60

Availability: Rare, but easier to find in the U.S. than most other Canadian rares

Background:

The third release in Crown Royal’s Noble Collection following Cornerstone (a blend of three different Crown whiskies) and Wine Barrel Finished (cabernet sauvignon). It uses a bourbon mashbill (not a blend) and is the oldest age-stated release they’ve made. The packaging is extremely elegant, complete with a purple box and the typical purple velvet bag.

Review:

Sensibles:   The nose is spicy and slightly muted with typical bourbon notes of caramel and vanilla traced by citrus and nutmeg. The taste is medium-bodied, rich, peppery, and creamy as rye spice clashes with orange peel, smokey oak, and more caramel. The finish is long and smooth capped by vanilla sweetness and a bit of dryness from the oak. It’s not super complex, but still really enjoyable and a fantastic emulation of bourbon.

Value: There is a reason why this whisky came in at #5 on Whisky Advocate’s Top 20 of 2018. It’s big and beautiful like a bourbon with good flavors and plenty smooth for an everyday treat. I, of course, wish for something closer to 100 proof but it’s still really enjoyable. It’s reasonably priced for a 13-year old whisky and builds on a showcase of unique whiskies from CR. I’m impressed and very excited for the next Noble Collection release!

Crown Royal Noble Collection (13-Year Old Blender's Mash)
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