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Crown Royal Noble Collection 13 year old Blenders' Mash, 45%

Price: $60 Issue: Fall 2018 Reviewer: Davin de Kergommeaux

If Canada made bourbon (it doesn't), it would taste like this massive dram. The mashbill of 60% corn, 36% rye, and 4% malted barley is identical to that used for Crown Royal Hand Selected Barrel Coffey rye. Beer still distillation and virgin oak barrels yield huge vanillas, rye spices, barrel tones, cherries, dark fruits, soaring floral esters, and gingery, peppery spices. Strong woodiness, slightly pulling tannins, and something almost chocolaty.