In 1939, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth made history when they became the first reigning monarchs to journey across North America, traveling the distance by train. Prior to their arrival, a local entrepreneur set out to craft a whisky that the King and Queen could enjoy in the privacy of their rail car. After sampling over 600 different blends of whisky, and scouring through hundreds of different types of glass, labels and bottles, the entrepreneur created what he believed to be the perfect whisky and called it Crown Royal. At the beginning of their journey, the King and Queen were gifted ten cases of the whisky from Canada to enjoy on their journey.
Today, Crown Royal Monarch 75th Anniversary Blend commemorates both the arrival of the King and Queen to North America, and Crown Royal's 75th anniversary. "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, " says Andrew MacKay, the master distiller at Crown Royal.
Crown Royal Monarch 75th Anniversary Blend is a unique blend of whiskies produced by Crown Royal, and includes a special whisky from the historic Coffey rye still, residing in Manitoba. The whisky has an aroma of oak, sweet caramel, rye and maple syrup. The aroma gives way to an exceptionally smooth flavor profile, with touches of oak spice, black pepper, clove, dark roasted coffee, espresso and milk chocolate. The balanced flavors lead to a finish that is only slightly spicy.
80 Proof - 40% ABV