When a Master Whisky Blender hand-selects the finest whiskeys for Crown Royal Reserve, you know it's going to be good! Crown Royal Reserve is a gift to Canadian whisky enthusiasts, offering a creamy, rich experience with notes of cinnamon and clove. There's a slight floral and apple flavor on the nose that transitions into a velvety, smooth and mellow flavor with defined oak tones, vanilla and spices. And with a finish that's long-lasting and expansive, Crown Royal Reserve enhances the whisky experience like only reserve-grade blends can. Drink it straight or with a little water for a compelling flavor you will return to again and again.
By law, Canadian whisky must be whisky distilled from a mash of corn, rye, barley, wheat or a combination of these. It must be distilled in Canada and aged at least three years in oak barrels. Crown Royal Reserve is the epitome of Canadian whiskys. It was initially released in 1992 as a "Special Reserve" crafted by Master Blender Andrew MacKay, touting a higher percentage of longer-aged and hand-selected casks for a distinctive flavor. In 2002, Crown Royal dropped the "Special" and marketed the whisky simply as "Reserve." Distiller Andrew McKay continues to hand-select the whiskies used to blend the Reserve. As such, whisky connoisseurs might detect hints of maple syrup, brown sugar and wood, which perfectly embodies Canada itself. Crown Royal Reserve contains 40-percent alcohol by volume.