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Crown Royal Canadian Whisky

(70cl, 40%)

Crown Royal Canadian Whisky

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Crown Royal Bottling Note

The most famous of all the Canadian whiskies, Crown Royal is made with over 50 different whiskies, and they've been making it for over 70 years. It was first created in 1939 to celebrate the visit of King George VI to Canada.

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Crown Royal Canadian Whisky Reviews


The taste is far beyond what you expect from the "Spanish brandy" packaging. If you've not tried it, crown royal is amazing value and a huge surprise in smoothness and flavour. Buy some

11th September 2020

Quite a delight

I've went through 3 bottles of this whiskey and I love its taste and its smooth'ness. Dimebag was correct best whiskey for making black tooths with.

2nd September 2020

All in all love it for its peculiarity

Find this curious juice in a positive way -manages to be rich taste depth and impossibly smooth in the same swallow -the finish doesn't perhaps last flavour wise but i find the lingering warmth on the chest a nice compensation

30th July 2020

You were once the "Good Stuff"

Was once the best rye when Sam Bronfman was alive. His son sold Seagrams to Diageo then lost his shirt making movies in Hollywood. Quality is poor, often flavoured to cover young spirit and lots of caramel added. Buy Gibson's finest 12 year old, Forty Creek Confederation or Tangle Creek. The spicy rye from Waterloo Ontario was once blended with super smooth stuff from Montreal. Quality was once Bronfman's religion the son and corporate turds pooched it for good.

22nd June 2020

Great Canadian Whisky

To all the fools giving Crown a bad review.... You do realize Crown Royal Northern Harvest won Whisky of the year in 2016, so they must be doing something right. It's my go-to standard when filling my cart. I'd suggest you stop mixing your whisky with milk and enjoy it on it's own.

28th May 2020

Don't. Not even as a joke.

Received as a gift, and sadly probably worst whisky I've had, aside from the first edition of the Icelandic offering.

13th May 2020

Loving it!

Crown Royal was made for the Queen and the King. And I have never drank a smoother liquor! It had to take 51 blends to reach perfection (perhaps more,) But Perfect it is!

14th January 2020

CR deserves a place on the shelf for any whisky fan.

CR is better than most Canadian blends and certainly better than American blends such as Kessler , Henderson , and Eleven Jones. I always keep a bottle of CR in the cupboard and managed to score a bottle of CR Barrel strength when I was on a trip to Dallas last year.At 103 proof CR barrel strength is an incredible pour As a rule I prefer straight bourbon Bottled in Bond like Evan Williams,Old Granddad or Old Forester. But canadian whiskey is a nice change of pace and it is hard to beat CR. Though I must say Pendleton is fast emerging her in the US as a top selling Canadian blend

16th November 2019

Great whiskeys

VO is smother. Lesser bite. Sorry Crown.

2nd June 2019

An O.K. Whisky

I think this whisky tastes like Black Velvet but smoother and less burn. I prefer bourbons, scotches and irish whisky's a lot more than this but it isn't offensive. I wouldn't turn it down if a friend offered it to me but I wouldn't buy it myself again.

10th May 2019

Perfecto para un dia frio

Creo que es un whisky suave, con notas dulces que me recuerdan a la natilla navideña, unas notas de vainilla, una especie de cremosidad que me recuerdan algun lacteo, un final con un leve picante que te recuerda a la pimienta negra, agradable

2nd April 2019


I can't drink this straight without puking, you are better off with something else

16th February 2019

Just a plain mice sipper.

I don't know why you'd compare this to scotch, rye, or CC (really cc? ). This is just a nice nonoffensive sipper. Not a shooter nor a mixer. The best Canada has to offer. Nuff said

25th December 2018

Not GOOD !!!!

Not good - I will continue with the bottle and finish it
Nowhere near as good as Canadian Club
Much better rye whiskies to buy - Canadian Club / LOT 40 / Sazarac Rye
The packaging is nice but that is about it
Harsh and flavourless

6th December 2018

Too light.

Much lighter bodied than some of the whiskies than I am used to. Smooth in character, but far too light for my palate. Even more affordable Scotch selections have more flavor. I would rather spend a little more.

4th August 2018

Worth every penny

Just bought this. Quite like an Irish, but so easy drinking. I'll be buying it again.

10th May 2018

Easy drinking

Smooth & sweet blend. Easy drinking.

6th April 2018

Excellent whisky for beginners

Very smooth, hints of caramel, vanilla and oak
Excellent starting whisky for beginners.

10th February 2018

Expensive grain neutral spirit.

Used to be. 10 years old. Now. Little flavor. Tastes like Sugar.

28th November 2017

Worth every penny

Excellent whiskey. I am a long time whiskey drinker

28th August 2017


The epitome of everything that is good about Canada - that's right - absolutely nothing. They have managed to create a whisky that is bland on both nose and tongue, yet harsh on the throat. It's reasonably affordable, but it is no better than the poorest budget Scotch.

26th August 2017

Velvet smooth

Smoothest whisky on the planet

27th July 2017

Very gud

Gud taste

27th July 2017

Its not worth the money

I think the quality of Crown royal is gone probably because of over production. It tastes harsh and burns. If you insist on Canadian blend try CC or VO. They are now smoother.

16th March 2017

Alberto Viloria

Whisky muy Bueno, Recomendable y con un Sabor Muy Llamativo de Centeno.

13th March 2017

Good, affordable, tasty

I like Crown as a switch up from bourbon. Less flavors but still good. It is the lightest flavor of any whisk(e)y in my opinion

24th November 2016

Ps Jonathan French

I have tasted just about everjonathan main line single select, with other more niche brands such as Langs Brothers, Bussmills etc, but must say it's gentle, smooth taste, with a punchy full bodied taste, which leave sweet delicate notes on the tongue keeps it my all time favourite.

9th November 2016


I dont like any whisky apart from Crown Whisky.... Its amazing

10th September 2016

A go-to sipper.

There's no better inexpensive whiskey for just chilling after a rough day. Very smooth start with an unmistakeable vanilla in the the nose. I can just on a sniff a tumbler of this for a good 5 minutes before even taking a sip. The vanilla follows on the tongue with rye and a bit of oak on the way down. Very nice!

19th May 2016

Don't be a hater

I like this stuff for what it is, an easy drinkin'
whiskey that yes, you can drink straight or mix, and that won't break your bank.

If you haven't tried it, enjoy some!

22nd March 2016

Tastes like home

As a Canadian expat now living in Sweden, Crown Royal is a welcome, warm taste of home...when I can get someone to bring me a bottle when they visit, that is. Vanilla wrapped in oak...hints of black pepper...a nice little bite on the finish. No, it's not single malt...but it's not trying to be. It's good, honest whisky with no pretense.

21st March 2016


A very smooth drink undiluted. Yes, no bold flavors stand out but there is a slight hints of sweet honey and oak.
If you want something that hits the pallet with a stronger Canadian Rye and honey/oak profile then try Alberta Premium Dark Horse for about the same price point.
"Tastes like medicine" - hell no. Crown Royal is suburb for the it's price point. An easy drinking dram.

19th March 2016

For a foriegner not too bad

This was most people's favourite tipple in Canada when I went 5 years ago. I got myself a couple of bottles over there and it turns out to be one of my favourites. It comes presented in a nice box along with a navy coloured pouch which locals say it must be kept in once opened. Not too harsh and hits the chest cavity a treat. I would give it 5 stars but I'm a traditionalist so if it were Scottish it would get that 5th star.

18th March 2016

1st time crown royal

Taste like medicine
Would drink if I we're sick or homless
In a cold place like new York or detroit
In the winter.

8th January 2016

Pierrie Viljoen

Well got it as a present, it's horrible. Smooth and soft like sand paper

11th December 2015

Wade moore

Excellent whiskey

8th November 2015

One for the mixer

Best drunk in a mixer. I would not like to drink this neat.

13th July 2015

bartender may i have another

Excellent whiskey!!!

26th March 2015


Crown Royal is an excellent Canadian whisky/rye that is consistently good. Pour equal parts Crown and Coke in a pint glass, add ice and enjoy.

Yes, it's a tad expensive but it won't break the bank as per higher end whiskeys.

Crown Royal Cask 16 is also highly recommend drunk neat.

26th March 2015

Unexpected lovers

Was presented with bottle of Crown Royal here, in St.Pete,Russia. Initially could not tell from the bottle/sack if it is some cheap swill trying to be solid or some real stuff. Tried it and found that it was not typical one - from one hand dryeish like cheap ones , from the other - it was mellow and gave me noble taste and no wrong connotations at all)) By the way, the morning after half litre was fine. Checked the price here - 45 USD. BR, Arthur

20th March 2015

Don't waste your money.

Crown Royal is the worst whiskey ever. Tastes like licking a 9v battery and burns twice as much as drinking the acid from said battery. Good whiskey should warm...not burn. Go with Gentleman Jack or Bullit and you'll have a much better time.

2nd March 2015

major disappointment

Bought a bottle thinking it would turn me into a lifelong drinker and boy was i wrong. Sure you can mix it, but you can buy something for half the price for that. Overpriced if you didn't get the hint.

8th February 2015

My wee babee.

I take frequent visits across the channel to France, and have always taken advantage of the cheaper prices in my quest for the perfect whisky. But not at a blue label level. Tried many. Then I came across this one , not easy to get in the shops in UK (don't know why). Unique consistency and aroma, good colour, kind burn, lovely taste. Canada should be proud of this one.

30th December 2014

I loves crown Royal

I absolutely love crown royal, for it was the first whiskey I took a shining to. It's the only brand that I can drink right out the bottle. Crown maple, worst thing ever. Crown black, fuckin delicious. Thank you crown Royal for making an excellent whiskey. Gots my bottle on the go as we speak. Happy holidays from myself in Edmonton.

25th December 2014

Don't confuse this with $60 single malts!

It's easy to pick on crown royal for no other reason that it's a big seller and people enjoy mixing it with soda, etc. If you enjoy expensive single major scotch, you are unlikely to enjoy this blend. I have had all manner of pricey whisky and I have always enjoyed crown. I prefer it neat with a small ice chip. If you enjoy it for what it is, you'll be fine.

23rd December 2014

Colin Foster

I tried Crown Royal for the first time a few weeks ago - it's on sale in the pub I frequent on route to see Rangers home games.

I really liked Crown Royal: served neat, without water or ice. The style is mellow and creamy. Very enjoyable, and definitely more-ish. An excellent warmer before watching the match on a cold, damp Scottish autumnal afternoon.

What do I know about whisky? I've enjoyed single malts for over 20 years, and have an extensive collection of single malts and a few blends.

When it comes to a creamy style: I can't think of better than Crown Royal.

What whiskies do I drink most?

Dalmore 15 year old.
Lagavulin 16 year old.

What's the finest I've ever tasted?

Macallan 25 year old
Port Ellen 32 year old

7th December 2014

Fit Only For Mixing

Do not try this with water or neat. It is terrible. Fine in a mixed drink, sort of. I'm Canadian and half ashamed at how popular this swill is here in Canada. Made to get drunk on when mixed with cola, that's it.

27th November 2014


love this whisky and I have amazing memories of the first day i drank this whisky

26th September 2014

crown royal

It is impossible to drink it. Like bad vodka for high price.

26th August 2014


So here is a little context. I'm a whisky bartender rocking a little bar in QLD Australia.

When we got this in I was curious to see if this was any good. Spoiler, it was probably the worst drop I have put in my mouth. The bottle is ugly (screw top) and it tastes and feels worse than CC, which is saying something because Canadian Club is only good for drenching in mixers.
TL;DR ---- Better luck next time crown royal.

19th August 2014

Grant Melville

I don't know much about Canadian whisky, I drank nothing but Canadian Club until I happened upon Crown Royal. I think it's a great whisky in its own right. My first impression was that it was a little dry and the finish was too short. Then next time I tried it, I let it warm a little before nosing and tasting, and I was pleasantly surprised! A full-bodied whisky with vinous fruit and lots of creamy vanilla oak. I think it has a place in any drinks cabinet.

14th July 2014


A nasty whiskey, but not as bad as Canadian Club. Don't waste your money.

7th June 2014


one of the best.

6th May 2014

From a newbie's point of view

Quite frankly I like it.
My dad gave me a bottle when he found out I was exploring whisky. It had me at hello; strong and smooth :) (note the smiley face that came with that statement)
- M.G. (MNL, Philippines)
P.S. My mother asked me for the bottle when I'm done. She says it can make a good flower vase

1st February 2014

Excellent taste

Excellent taste, ultra smooth, simply awesome Whisky !!

1st January 2014


Not only was it George VI's 1st visit to Canada, it was the first visit ever by any British monarch and they are the de facto Head of State there.

11th August 2013



21st April 2013

@ Quick pointer

Well spotted that man! The farcical historical assertion in question has now been corrected although we did all decide it was something of a shame that Crown Royal wasn’t named after George IV as we rather like the cut of his jib… - The Chaps at Master of Malt

28th January 2013

Quick pointer

Hello lovely whisky people. In your Crown Royal bottling note, you wrote that it was first created in 1939 to celebrate King George the 4th visiting Canada. In 1939 The King was George the 6th. Typo you may like to correct.
The whisky in question is a fine, easy drinking whisky and great for people just starting to discover the taste of whisky!

28th December 2012

If You Only Buy One Whiskey Ever, But This One

Wife is a big Foo Fighters fan and after seeing an interview with Dave Grohl as he went on stage breathing booze fumes onto the TV presenter back stage, I bought a bottle of said 'mouth perfume' for my missus. Wasn't expecting much other than 'it's the one Dave Grohl drinks' but it is really smooth and vevelty like you hope a whiskey should be. The blend is perfect and has a really gorgeous aroma. Only problem is only she is allowed to drink it so I might have to get a bottle for myself. Comes in a nice velvety bag - or at least ours did. A1. Getsum.

10th February 2012

More info.

Crown Royal is distilled in a little town called Gimli, Manitoba, Canada. About 55 Miles north of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

21st December 2011

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