In early 2015, Crown Royal added to its growing collection of whiskies with the release of Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye Whisky. Made from a mash of 90% rye grains, Northern Harvest Rye is Crown Royal’s first-ever rye whisky.Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye Whisky is made from Canadian rye grain, certified by the #1 Canadian Western. The rye is planted in the fall, and sprouts until blanketed by soft winter snow. After the snow melts, the rye completes its growth, maturing over the spring and summer, and yielding a perfectly smooth rye grain for whisky.
The whisky is unusually fruity for a rye, with an aroma of apple pie, cereal and mild spices. The aroma gives way to an extraordinarily smooth flavor profile, with more apple, custard and caramel, while the typical rye spiciness picks up. The finished is well-balanced, smooth and creamy.
Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye has been named the 2016 World Whisky of the year by Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible. The first Canadian whisky to receive this honor, its lightly spiced nose, rich butterscotch & spiced vanilla palate, and smooth & creamy finish are not to be missed.
“To say this is a masterpiece is barely doing it justice.” –The Whisky Bible