Most whisky connoisseurs that I know don’t like flavoured whisky. If it is your thing, no judgement. Regardless, Crown Royal has just announced a flavoured whisky that may change your mind.
Introducing a captivating convergence of premium and flavoured whisky: a remarkable $250 23-year-aged Crown Royal Golden Apple. In the ever-evolving landscape of whisky expressions, this exquisite blend pushes boundaries and offers a unique tasting experience. While the specifics of its composition remain somewhat elusive, the label clearly states that it combines meticulously aged whiskies infused with the essence of succulent apple.
Crown Royal, following the Canadian distillery tradition, meticulously crafts a variety of whisky styles, individually ageing them before skillfully blending them to create renowned offerings like the iconic Deluxe, adorned with its signature purple bag, or the exceptional Northern Harvest Rye. While the brand has showcased ultra-aged releases, such as a remarkable 29-year-old blend, it also ventures into flavoured whisky territory with expressions like Regal Apple, which may not resonate with everyone. However, the introduction of Golden Apple brings a refreshing twist, surprising even the most sceptical palates with its strangely captivating allure.
As you approach this intriguing whisky, the initial aroma unfolds as anticipated: a delightful burst of apples. Yet, it goes beyond mere freshness, reminiscent of the irresistible sweetness found in a candy. Upon tasting, a tapestry of flavours unfolds, offering more depth and complexity than expected. Subtle hints of vanilla intertwine with gentle caramel notes, complemented by a delicate oak presence. A touch of nutmeg adds a subtle spice, and as the journey concludes, the finish lingers with a satisfying warmth, solidifying Golden Apple as a flavoured whisky worth exploring.
Let your senses embark on this unexpected adventure, where Crown Royal challenges conventions and delivers a uniquely enticing experience through the artful fusion of apple-infused whisky.