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Crown Royal Releases Monarch 75th Anniversary Blend

Crown Royal Releases Monarch 75th Anniversary Blend

Crown Royal has just released Crown Royal Monarch 75th Anniversary Blend, a limited time offering created by Master Blender Andrew MacKay. It’s meant to commemorate the 75 years that Crown Royal has been producing Canadian Whisky. It all started in 1939, when King George VI and Queen Elizabeth became the…read more →

Crown Royal XO Canadian Whisky Review

Crown Royal XO Canadian Whisky Review

We recently mentioned the release of Crown Royal XO, a Cognac cask-finished whisky and the newest addition to the Crown Royal portfolio. This latest release falls on the heels of Crown Royal Maple (2013) and Crown Royal XR (2012), as the ubiquitous velvet-pouched Canadian whisky maker is keeping itself busy.…read more →

Pike Creek Whisky Review

Pike Creek Whisky Review

The latest whisky to cross our desk is also the newest Canadian whisky to hit the U.S. market. It’s called Pike Creek, and it’s a blend of small batch whiskies aged in used bourbon barrels before being finished in vintage port barrels. Originally just available in Canada, Pike Creek spent…read more →

Caribou Crossing Canadian Whisky Review

Caribou Crossing Canadian Whisky Review

Caribou Crossing Single Barrel is a relatively new player in the Canadian Whisky market, first hitting shelves in 2010. It’s billed as the world’s first single barrel Canadian whisky, and it’s pulled from an inventory of more than 200,000 Canadian whisky barrels under the Sazerac portfolio. The casks are hand-selected…read more →

Crown Royal Releases New XR Whisky; We Review It

Crown Royal Releases New XR Whisky; We Review It

Crown Royal recently unveiled the latest Crown Royal Extra Rare Whisky. The original Crown Royal XR was introduced in 2005, and its selling point was the inclusion of rare whiskey stocks from the now-defunct Waterloo Distillery. The new Crown Royal XR follows the same game plan, this time including a…read more →

Canadian Club 100 Proof Whisky Review

Canadian Club 100 Proof Whisky Review

Canadian Club 100 Proof is six years old, just like the standard, white labeled Canadian Club Whisky. But unlike the entry level bottle, the 100 proof packs an extra alcoholic punch. It claims to hold more fruit and oak to help temper the higher proof, but this is a pretty…read more →

Introducing Pendleton 1910, a 100% Canadian Rye Whiskey

Introducing Pendleton 1910, a 100% Canadian Rye Whiskey

Pendleton Whisky just announced the launch of Pendleton 1910, a 12-year old 100% Canadian rye whiskey. We reviewed Pendleton’s Blended Canadian Whisky last year with lukewarm results, but we’re always intrigued by rye whiskeys, especially of the 100% rye variety. From the company – Featuring round, rich notes of tobacco,…read more →

Canadian Club Reserve Whiskey Review

Canadian Club Reserve Whiskey Review

Canadian Club Reserve is a 10 year old whiskey that sits between the entry-level six year old bottle and the 12 year old Canadian Club Classic. The Reserve has a high percentage of rye grains and rye malt, which yield some rich flavors and spice notes, and like most Canadian…read more →

Introducing Collingwood Canadian Whisky

Introducing Collingwood Canadian Whisky

Yesterday Brown-Forman announced the release of Collingwood Whisky, a new Canadian spirit that will hit store shelves this month. Collingwood will be the only maplewood mellowed Canadian whiskey available on the market. The whiskey is triple distilled and then matured in white oak barrels. It’s finished by mellowing the blended…read more →

Canadian Club Classic 12 Whiskey Review

Canadian Club Classic 12 Whiskey Review

Canadian Club Classic is aged for 12 years, twice the length of the traditional white-labeled Canadian Club. The brand has enjoyed a resurgence of late, with notable appearances in HBO’s “Boardwalk” and last year’s ads touting Canadian Club as “what your dad drank.” If your dad did drink Canadian Club,…read more →

Canadian Club Sherry Cask Review

Canadian Club Sherry Cask Review

Canadian Club Sherry Cask is a small batch Canadian whiskey that’s aged for eight years in white oak and then finished in Spanish sherry casks.  It sits at the top of the Canadian Club lineup and, unlike the standard six-year bottle, is definitely made for sipping. On the nose, the…read more →

Pendleton Canadian Whisky Review

Pendleton Canadian Whisky Review

Pendleton Whisky (they drop the E) is a 10-year old blended Canadian whiskey.  It’s made with water from Mt. Hood in Oregon, and is bottled by Oregon’s Hood River Distillers, but since it’s distilled in Canada, Pendleton keeps its Canadian whiskey label. On the nose, Pendleton Whisky is sweet, with…read more →