Canadian Whisky - Flavored

Crown Royal Maple Finish Canadian Whisky

From: Manitoba, Canada Liquor Review Category: Flavored Canadian Whisky

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Tier 3
This is a Tier 3 score in the Whiskey category. It means critics recommended the spirit but it will be a value brand or have an exotic taste.
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Awards

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

  • 2013

Beverage Testing Institute

  • This bottle has not been rated by this competition.

Wine Enthusiast

  • 2013

Proof66 Notes

Crown Royal Maple Finish takes their flagship Crown Royal DeLuxe--known everywhere for the purple velvet bag--and gives it a final "running through" in toasted maple. While "finish" usually refers to a light aging in barrels their use of the "running through" suggests to us that the whisky is filtered through a kind of charcoal similar to Tennessee Whiskey going through a similar process in the US (with different wood). It also includes "natural maple flavors," which we take to mean a light sweetening and smoothing of the spirit. It is also given a dose of "natural maple flavor" and is considered a flavored whisky. They recommend the whisky for a shot or served on the rocks.

The 2013 Wine Enthusiast review (Kara Newman) offers that it's only a "touch sweet" and is an "irreverant whisky" for whisky sour cocktails.

Crown Royal was first produced to in 1939 by Seagram's (then a Canadian company but now defunct with the label owned by Pernod-Ricard) to honor the Canadian tour by British royals King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. Crown is probably the mose widely known and certainly one of the more widely available Canadian Whisky on the market. Currently, it's the top-selling Canadian whisky in the United States; the brand itself is owned by the Big Liquor Conglomerate Diageo. The distillery itself is, of course, located in Canada. Some may recall a narrowly averted labor strike in 2007 that would--heaven forfend!--have interrupted whisky production. One time produced in Ontario but moved production to Manitoba in 1992.

Rabble Reviews

This bottle has 13 ratings and 11 reviews.
StanMemTn StanMemTn (101) (2015-07-16)
This whisky is deep in maple aroma and flavor. Enjoyable as an after dinner dram. Almost like a liqueur in how it tastes, the 80 proof provides a nice chest-warming finish.
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tnmike1 tnmike1 (39) (2015-01-28)
This is some great Canadian, BUT I put 1 oz of Maple into my 2 1/2 oz shot of Crown Royal. The combination gives the Crown just a hint of maple flavor which to me is quite pleasant
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derkerderr derkerderr (70) (2014-01-27)
This is a pretty good drink if you're in the mood for something sweet. It reminds me of Vermont hippies, without the B.O.
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Edith MaGoo Edith MaGoo (55) (2014-01-26)
I love it. It's strong on it's on, but delicious with mountain dew or coke. Definitely smells like breakfast. It is, however, overpriced.
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Dakota Dakota (136) (2013-07-26)
It tastes like pancakes
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flintquatch flintquatch (196) (2013-04-05)
I actually expected to like this alot more than I did.... Put this shit on pancakes, its that sweet. But the backbite is all whiskey that doesnt do great things when you have the sweet lingering on your tongue
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joecobra26 joecobra26 (6) (2013-03-12)
It doesnt taste like a liqueur, but it does taste very good! And very smooth too! I just love the aroma!
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leebert68 leebert68 (4) (2013-02-23)
This is really good, but more of an after dinner drink. Very rich maple flavour.
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Proof66 Staff Proof66 Staff (95) (2013-01-10)
This couldn't possibly smell more like maple syrup... maybe with a little caramel. We smell this all the time at the International House of Pancakes. The taste is sweet but actually a little drier than we expected, maybe because we expected it to taste just like maple syrup too. The finish is all heat and sugar... not at all like a whiskey finish with all the resulting complexity. This finishes like a sugar soaked maple hard candy. A little ice and sugar makes this taste like more syrup and more sugar. It does drop the heat off a bit but gives the drink a much shorter finish. We dropped some bitters in to see if we could turn this into a kind of Old Fashioned. Orange bitters make this smell a heckuva lot better. That improved it a lot... almost a brandy, Grand Marnier type taste. We can give this thing 3 stars based cocktail potential.
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Fyrfytr998 Fyrfytr998 (17) (2013-01-05)
Was given this to sample at a bar. Thank god it was free. Too sweet. And almost syrupy. Which I wonder if it is by design. All it left me feeling like was that I was hungry for pancakes and bacon.
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tequilaguy tequilaguy (15) (2012-11-16)
Awesome flavored Crown.. def worth the try!! Nose of Maple Syrup and no Burn whats so ever! Smooth... Yet to find a good cocktail that fits this drink.. Good for mixing, and straight!
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