Crown Royal Noble Collection 16 year old Rye, 45%

Price: $70 Issue: Winter 2020 Reviewer: Davin de Kergommeaux

Distilled from a mash of 90% rye, matured in new and once-used barrels, and masterfully blended to produce a bold, spicy, complex whisky with aromas of vanilla, baking spices, and butterscotch. Crown Royal's classic minty, piney palate melds gloriously with gingery heat and sweet clove oil cushioned by ripe cherries, fruit cocktail, and soft milk chocolate. Sugar and spice on the medium-long finish blanket barrel notes and fresh lumber.