A quick look at the Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye. There’s practically no information about this whisky on Crown Royal’s website, except for that one big award it won, which I find awfully annoying.
I’ll just have to go off the minimal information that’s on the label. It is a blended Canadian whisky, consisting of 90 percent rye whisky, and it is bottled at 45 per cent. There, that’s all the information I can give you.
Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye (45%, OB, 2016)
Nose: A whiff of menthol and mint, before the oak takes over. Some mild spices (nutmeg and cloves), as well as vanilla, and just a hint of orange peel and sour apples. Not as intense as other ryes.
Taste: Lots of resin and wood shavings, followed by a touch of menthol. Plenty of nutmeg and cinnamon too, before settling into sweeter territory (marshmallows).
Finish: Short to medium in length. Spicy at first, soft oak, then sweet syrup.
Not much wrong with this. An easy sipper, despite being quite woody and spicy. It’s nice.