I celebrated my 21st birthday with Crown Royal and Coke. In the many years since, I’ve enjoyed my share of Crown Royal. It’s like a close friend, reliable, consistent, and a great dinner companion. This year, the whisky created for royalty, celebrates a milestone birthday with a limited edition blend, Crown Royal Monarch 75th Anniversary Blend.
My generous friends at Crown, sent me a sample of the Monarch 75th Anniversary blend to experience their latest whisky. What better way to celebrate Independence Day than with a glass of the celebratory Crown Royal Monarch 75th Anniversary Blend! I shared some with a few of my fellow Crown Royal fanatics, so we could analyze the amber spirit.
Our consensus: Smooth with a little heat, you can taste a bit of the toffee in the finish. The dried fruit gives it a subtle flavor, maybe a touch of maple.
In a tribute to the birth of Crown Royal, Master Blender Andrew MacKay created the exceptionally smooth limited edition whisky to celebrate the illustrious Crown Royal blending tradition. While crafting this exclusive blend, MacKay combined hand-picked whiskies from the brand’s extensive stock, including a special whisky from the historic Coffey rye still, located in Gimli, Manitoba Canada.
Crown Royal was originally created for royalty, crafted over time and the fact that the whisky is still being enjoyed 75 years later is really special to all of us at Crown Royal. We’re excited to share this special limited edition blend with consumers and look forward to celebrating many more years of unmatched whisky.” Crown Royal Master Blender Andrew MacKay
The 80- proof whisky has hints of the Coffey rye that defines the signature taste of Crown Royal whisky. Crown Royal’s official description: Crown Royal Monarch 75th Anniversary Blend is deliciously balanced with vanilla, caramel, dried fruits, and deep rich toffee, with soft spice and a long, warm finish.
It’s not just the blend of whisky that’s special, but also the packaging. Your bottle of Crown Royal Monarch 75th Anniversary Blend sits inside a gold and silver carton with a magnetic enclosure. A regal looking silver embroidered bag with gold accents replaces the traditional purple bag. The bottle is a work of art by itself. Taller and broader than Crown Royal Deluxe, each bottle is individually numbered and wears a unique gold crown cap.
Check your neighborhood liquor store for bottles of this rare blend, because when its gone, its gone.
Crown Royal reminds its consumers across the country as they join in celebrating 75 years of crafting extraordinary whisky, please drink responsibly.