Country: Canada
Type: Canadian Whisky
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 45%
Score: 88 points

Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye. Photo ©2015 by Mark Gillespie.90% of the grain that goes into this Crown Royal expression is Northern Harvest Rye, which is planted in the fall and spends the winter under the snow before bursting to life in the spring and being harvested in the summer.

The nose is delicate and smooth with subtle spices, hints of clove, baked apples, freshly baked bread, honey, and oak. The taste is thick and spicy with notes of cinnamon-covered baked apples fresh out of the oven, clove, hints of peaches and orange peel, honey, and brown sugar. The finish is long and smooth with gently fading spices and touches of honey and brown sugar. Very smooth and nice overall. (June, 2015)