Crown Royal 18 Year Old Extra Rare
In 1939, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth made history when they became the first reigning monarchs to journey across North America, traveling from Quebec City to Vancouver by train. Prior to their arrival, a local entrepreneur set out to craft a whiskey that the King and Queen could enjoy in the privacy of their rail car. After sampling over 600 different blends and sifting through hundreds of different types of glass, labels, and bottles, the entrepreneur created what he believed to be the perfect whiskey and called it Crown Royal. At the beginning of their journey, the King and Queen were gifted ten cases of the whiskey from Canada to enjoy on their journey.
The distillery in Gimli, Manitoba stands on a 360-acre property and holds 1.5 million barrels of whiskey today. Using the finest Canadian ingredients, Lake Winnipeg's limestone-filtered water, and 12 distillation columns, they create the 50 whiskeys that make up their signature blend. 5 recipes go into making it and the liquids are aged for various amounts of time in used and first-fill charred oak barrels which are subject to the extreme temperature changes of the climate. After the whiskeys have been expertly aged, they are blended meticulously. Their Crown Royal Deluxe is the purest representation of that process and what they have on offer, as well as the backbone of most of their expressions.
Crown Royal Aged 18 Years Extra Rare Blended Canadian Whisky is a blend of 3 of their most exceptional whiskies. Handcrafted by Crown Royal's Master Blender, it was patiently aged for 18 years, resulting in an intense drinking experience with vanilla, stone fruit, light oak, caramel, spice, and nougat. It is truly some of the finest spirit to come from Crown Royal.