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Crown Royal Limited Edition

Between The Standard And The XR

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@talexanderReview by @talexander

5th Jan 2012


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Now that I have a whisky tasting arranged with some friends for in a couple of weeks, I decided not to touch my current stock and pick up a new (but fairly low-budget bottle). Having been non-plussed with the standard CR, and having enjoyed the XR quite a bit, I picked up the Limited Edition (am saving my CR Reserve for the future tasting. Medium bodied with a reddish amber colour, looks like a slightly darker version of the standard expression. Nose is a little more so: vanilla with some cloves and a hit of rye. Definitely sweet in scent. Sweetness explodes on the palate (which I'm not crazy about) but the tell-tale rye is there. Spicy with cloves. Nosing after some water added brings out some banana bread and, dare I say, Colgate toothpaste? Taste however is mostly unchanged - I detect some nutmeg though. Long oaky finish - and still a little too sweet for my tastes (though current relationship woes dictate my drinking a few more drams of this tonight anyway). Not as robustly surprising as the XR but a little more fun than the standard. If a little less sweeter I would love this.

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