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    Re: Adios, Crown Royal XR, hello XR Blue

    Quote Originally Posted by Young Blacksmith View Post
    While I enjoyed my sample of Crown XR, and thought it went great with a cigar, I wouldn't buy it for two reasons:

    1. PQR - the hype/price of Crown products make it out of my enjoyment range
    2. 80 proof.

    I'll gladly drink it when offered though.
    After trying a small pour last night I agree with both points. It had a fantastic nose and actually tasted good... but nowhere near worth the asking price.

    I'm sure for a CR drinker it's completely worth the price, but look at what they pay $30 a bottle for already...

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    Re: Adios, Crown Royal XR, hello XR Blue

    Quote Originally Posted by tmckenzie View Post
    I thought Lasalle was still operating, just under a different name. I will find out, we use some malted rye that comes from up there and the guy I deal with will know for sure.
    Let us know. I thought for sure Crown XR was Diageo's Canadian version of Johnnie Walker Blue-- a way to rake in the cash while selling off old stocks of distilleries they've mothballed or closed.
    "Suppose he's got a pointed stick!?!"

    - Eric Idle, Monty Python's Flying Circus

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    Re: Adios, Crown Royal XR, hello XR Blue

    Quote Originally Posted by ThirstyinOhio View Post
    While I like the XR, I prefer the cask no 16, and I prefer the Limited Edition over the cask no 16, despite being half the price of the 16. Either way, I'll be picking up a couple extra bottles to bunker of the current XR and will buy the blue when it comes out to compare.
    Was never a big fan of the regular CR. Yesterday decided to try the LE for $40 after seeing this review, and reading Davin's review on canadianwhisky.org. I like it quite a bit. My brother bought the XR awhile back and hasn't cracked it yet. Might get to try it at a later time.

 

 

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