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Crown Royal Monarch 75th Anniversary

75th Anniversary Special Release

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@VictorReview by @Victor

16th Sep 2016


  • Nose
  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
  • Overall

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I thank @padddockjudge for the reviewed sample

Nose: high and medium pitches, lots of honey, confectioner's sugar, light used oak, just a hint of spice, and vanilla. This is an excellent and unblemished example in the Canadian style. Water added emphasises a very high-pitched sweetness. Score: 23/25 points

Taste: very good translation of the nose flavours to the palate, with some maple flavour joining the other wood flavours, which are stronger on the palate than in the nose. Light spice from rye grain. There is sufficient density of flavour to compensate for bottling at 40% ABV. This is also nice in the mouth, though I enjoy the dominant used oak flavours more in the nose here than on the palate. Water added bundles the flavours together. Score: 21.5/25

Finish: medium length of finish, going somewhat sour into the death. The finish is not equal to the nose, nor to the palate. Water added rounds and mellows the finish. Score: 20/25

Balance: excellent in the nose, good on the palate, fair on the finish. Score: 21/25

Total Sequential Score: 85.5 points

Strength: good to very good strength of flavours throughout the tasting phases. Score: 22/25

Quality: very good flavours throughout, except for too much creeping sourness toward the finish. Score: 21.5/25

Variety: very adequate variety of flavours are presented. Score: 21.5/25

Harmony: great harmony in the nose, good harmony on the palate, fair harmony on the finish. Score: 21.5/25

Total Non-Sequential Score: 86.5 points

Comment: I could nose Crown Royal Monarch 75th Anniversary all day. It is delightful. While it is nice to drink too, I consider the nose the highlight. Crown Royal Monarch is a very representative example of the Canadian blended whisky style

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