Crown Royal XO

Country: Canada
Type: Canadian Whisky
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 40%
Score: 90 points

Crown Royal XO. Image courtesy Crown Royal/Diageo. This version of Crown Royal is finished in Cognac casks, and has a smoother taste and aroma as a result. The nose is rich and smooth with soft spices, toasted oak, hints of baked apples, and a touch of maple that comes out with time. The taste is light at first, then develops notes of cinnamon, honey, and maple, along with touches of red apples, brown sugar, and a hint of clove. The finish is long and smooth with baked apples and a hint of anise. (February, 2014)

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