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Crown Royal XR

750 ml. | 80 proof

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Product Details

Type:
Canadian
Brand:
Crown Royal
Size:
750 ml.
Vintage:
NV
Item #:
23024
Case:
12 bottles
UPC:
082000734338
Status:
New

Crown Royal XR  NV / 750 ml.

Ratings Key:

  • SP Wine Spectator
  • WE Wine Enthusiast
  • VN Vinous
  • RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
  • ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
  • OT Other Review Service
  • Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
  • Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
  • * as rated by our staff

Published Reviews

96
96–100 pts.: 10/1/2007

The bouquet offers rich, pastry scents with deeper fragrances of old oak, figs, dates and prunes. The palate entry is creamy, engagingly nutty, acidic and fresh; the midpalate offers long, expansive tastes of oak resin, paraffin, nougat and walnut paste. Concludes elegantly, sinewy and off-dry. This whisky has it all.

91
91 pts.: Fall, 2012

Vanilla and oak nose, with a creamy layer of mint that warns you: Rye Ahead. And what a sweet rye wave it is, rolling in with green mint and grass, more bourbony oak and vanilla, lively spice on the top (with enough heat to keep it bold), and a finish that brings everything together. Beautifully integrated, and not overly woody, a tribute to the blending art of Canadian distillers.

89
89 pts.: 09/01/2012

The second release in Crown’s Extra Rare Whisky Series, this XR (Extra Rare) blend is made with the final batch of whiskies from Montreal’s LaSalle Distillery. The amber liquid has a distinct fruity note, melding touches of vanilla and apple, and a long caramel-flavored finish that’s marked with hints of clove and allspice. Velvety in texture, this feels on the hot side, and is best when diluted with water, which adds softness.

: June 1, 2011

For all the attractive brashness of Cask No. 16, XR takes the imbiber on a journey of impeccable agility and corn-based whisky splendor. Everything’s perfect about this whisky, from the buttered popcorn core taste to the vanilla spice to the sweet oakiness to the round, supple texture. No flaws whatsoever.