Crown Royal Blenders' Mash, 40%

Price: $28 Issue: Summer 2018 Reviewer: Davin de Kergommeaux

Recently, Crown Royal began bottling some of the 50-odd whiskies in its core blend. Hand Selected Barrel and Northern Harvest Rye each peeked behind the blenders' curtain. Now Blenders' Mash (originally called Bourbon Mash) unveils the woody vanilla signature of Canada's bestseller. This approachable, creamy, medium-bodied whisky bathes in sweet vanilla and mild oak tannins, seasoned with peppery spices and fruity-floral esters. Incredibly long, creamy, vanilla finish.