Canadian Whisky - Blended

Crown Royal XO Cognac Finish Blended Canadian Whisky

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

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Tier 2
This is a Tier 2 score in the Whiskey category. It means critics have highly recommended the spirit as a benchmark in the category.
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San Francisco World Spirits Competition

  • 2014

Beverage Testing Institute

  • This bottle has not been rated by this competition.

Wine Enthusiast

  • 2014

Proof66 Notes

Crown Royal XO was first launched in Dcember of 2013 as an extension of their premium line. It's a blend of mandy different whiskies and flavored (as most Canadian blends are) with vanilla, spice, and fruit. The aging is done in oak and then finished in French Limousin that previously held cognac, which should give a light wine character to the whisky.

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This bottle has 3 ratings and 3 reviews.
TLCrawford TLCrawford (8)
Rating: 4.0 (2015-02-14)
Flavor and a little heat.
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Muncher Muncher (636)
Rating: 4.0 (2014-08-08)
Very interesting. The smoothness of a brandy paired with some rye like mintiness. This is a very good whisky but I like the Black a little bit better. I'm a sucker for the bold and the robust.
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Phizbin Phizbin (415)
Rating: 2.0 (2014-03-30)
I bought this on sale at $40 hoping it would be about as good as Crown Royal Reserve, which I find a little tame but smooth and nice for people who don't like to wrestle with their whiskey when drinking. The XO isn't the same... it smells a bit like cognac/brandy but then has so much brown sugar flavor in it it tastes a bit like rum. It has a bitter finish that I tend to associate with an aging problem in the barrel. Aside from the brown sugar and the bitter, the whole thing has that Crown smoothness that I tend to associate with "boring." I stare at this bottle now and I wonder what I'm going to do with it. It's not so bad that it really deserves 2 stars but I had to lower it by a star just because I'm so disappointed.
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