INTRODUCTION: So I figured every year in this slot, I might review the year, but that’s pretty trite. I might feature a end year reflection. So since I am unsure about what to do, for now, we’re going to just review Crown Royal.
CUP: Glen Carrian
COLOR: Copper to Amber-ish
SCENT: Sweet, low ethanol smell. Hint of grass.
FLAVOR: Damn, this stuff is peti in this glass. I like the stuff, but in here it is disgusting. At least the second sip was sweet. Thin and watery.
Water Soluble: Yes, but makes the flavor mono dimensional.
BURN: Not in this cup.
CONCLUSION: Normally I enjoy Crown, not as much as Jack Danniels, but it was a good splurge. This cup shows how horrible it is. Rubbish at too high a cost. It’s a prostitute pretending to be a escort.
2 out of 5
The Devil is in the details and boy does this thing have a plethora of details. Ironically, it’s more angelic than it’s name lets on and is quite ethereal. For $30.00 (Maine. Check your region for price.) You get something that is quite better than it’s normal, everyday counter part On the nose is a peppery, sweet vanilla, low ethanol scent. On the palate, you get wood notes, cherry, vanilla, apple, typical Kentuckian whiskey, peaty flavor, along with a slight peppery burn and a smooth, sweet finish. The best way to drink this is neat, as you really get all those great flavors. Drinking it with a bit of water turns it into normal Jim Beam and wouldn’t be worth the premium price. I haven’t mixed it with any soda, so I don’t know it mixes, but since it reminds me a bit of Captain Morgan’s Spiced Rum, I bet it would mix well. Shooting it is smooth as glass. Overall, a very good whiskey at a decent price.