Crown Royal Noble Collection Wine Barrel Finished, 40.5%

Price: $60 Issue: Summer 2017 Reviewer: Davin de Kergommeaux

The first expression of the Crown Royal Noble Collection was our Canadian Whisky of the Year in 2016 and this one outdoes the original. This release features the standard Crown Royal Fine De Luxe finished in cabernet sauvignon barrels. To an already complex blend of vanilla, delicate flowers, and fruits, add canned peach syrup, pears, and white plums, with smoldering pepper and grape skin tannins on the finish.