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BourbonBlog.com reviews Crown Royal’s second release in the brand’s Extra Rare Whisky Series. This Crown Royal XR blend includes select remaining whiskies from the renowned LaSalle Distillery in Quebec, Canada.

Overall, this release tastes slightly closer to a smooth, young Kentucky Bourbon than it does to a Canadian Whiskey on the pendulum that swings between Canadian Whisky and Kentucky Bourbon whiskey characteristics (being suggested only to demonstrate in this particular review).

The Crown Royal XR LaSalle Whisky is light, distinguished and elegant release.

At $129.99 for a 750 ml, it is out now for whisk(e)y lovers who enjoy a limited edition experience.

Crown Royal XR LaSalle Whisky Review

Crown Royal XR Whisky Review

 

Whisky: Crown Royal XR LaSalle Distillery Release

Distillery:LaSalle Distillery, Quebec, Canada

Proof: 80 proof, 40% Alcohol by Volume (ABV)

Color: Medium amber

Nose: Slightly sweet char with light honey and banana with a fair amount of heat for 80 proof.

Taste:  Light notes of chocolate fudge blended with toffee and fresh baked bread.

“Bourbon” like in the flavor of the mashbill and barrel notes.

Finish: Elegant, dry crispness displaying some pleasant muskiness against coffee notes.

 

LaSalle Distillery in Quebec, Canada

LaSalle Distillery in Quebec, Canada

Crown Royal Extra Rare XR Review

A warehouse at the old LaSalle Distillery in Canada Photo courtesy of Davin de Kergommeaux

A warehouse at the old LaSalle Distillery in Canada Photo courtesy of Davin de Kergommeaux

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