Crown Royal Noble Collection French Oak Cask Finished, 40%

Price: $60 Issue: Fall 2019 Reviewer: Davin de Kergommeaux

The fourth in this series is finished in air-dried French oak. Hints of butterscotch become fruity, with tinges of vanilla as the nose opens. A luxurious creamy palate develops peppery spices that dissolve into a sweet fruitiness with a glowing warmth in the back of the throat. A dynamic dram with lovely hot spices that advance, then retreat. The long finish is mildly sweet and spicy. Editors' Choice