New Crown Royal “Black” Canadian WhiskyMarch 24th, 2010
This came in yesterday while I was in New York City. I have enjoyed some of the Crown Royal whiskies. I like the idea of a higher proof and “more robust whisky” description. I’ll let you know my thoughts after I taste it. (A review sample is coming.)
Here’s the information I was sent. It’s not a formal press release, but it’s what they are providing now.
CROWN ROYAL® BLACK
We are pleased to announce the launch of Crown Royal® BLACK. This new extra bold whisky with a darker, more robust whisky blended at 90 Proof, still embodies the signature smoothness of Crown Royal.
Crown Royal® BLACK is a new extra bold whisky with a darker, more robust whisky blended at 90 Proof, which still embodies the signature smoothness of Crown Royal. Enjoy on the rocks.
Crown Royal® BLACK is hand-crafted by Master Blender Andrew MacKay in Manitoba, Canada.
A robust Canadian whisky devoted to full-bodied flavor. Matured to perfection in charred oak barrels and blended at a higher proof to impart more concentrated flavor. Crown Royal Black has deeper bourbon notes and a rich texture.
Color: Dark red-brown
Nose: Deeper oak background with sweet maple notes and light vanilla towards the finish.
Taste: A creamy profile as well within the Crown Royal family and ‘velvety’, which is a pleasant surprise at a higher proof. Overall profile exhibits some subtle dried fruit notes, mainly fig.
Finish: Deeper bourbon notes and smooth at a higher proof.
Sizes: 50ml, 375ml, 750ml, 1L, 1.75L
Suggested Retail Price: $30.00 (750ml
Alcohol by Volume: 90 proof, 45% (ABV)