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    Crown Royal maple finish whisky!

    Saw this new CR version today at the store and bought my wife a bottle. CR is her favorite. It says it has a hint of maple and is finished in toasted oak barrels. Will have to have a taste test!

    Thomas

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    Re: Crown Royal maple finish whisky!

    I look forward to hearing your thoughts on it Thomas - sounds very interesting!

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    Re: Crown Royal maple finish whisky!

    Had a quick look at the CR website - no mention of the whisky actually spending time in maple wood, therefore, I have to ask:
    did the whisky spend any time in barrels made of maple, or was maple syrup added to "finish" the product?

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    Re: Crown Royal maple finish whisky!

    The website claims it was finished in "maple toasted oak" - what does that even mean?
    Jim

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    Re: Crown Royal maple finish whisky!

    A liquor store owner I know said the nose is like taking a whiff from a bottle of Aunt Jemima maple syrup, but that there's hardly any maple flavor to it
    Lead me not into temptation - I can find the way myself

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    Re: Crown Royal maple finish whisky!

    Sounds like i'll stick to my Tap 357 then if i want maple syrup whiskey. If i read the story correctly Diageo snagged a brand who had the "maple" thing down pat. Was curious how they'd roll out. More of a bourbon guy myself, but know my dad loves his Crown Royal might have to get him a bottle next time he's in town.

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    Re: Crown Royal maple finish whisky!

    Wouldn't the technique be the same as Woodford Reserve's Maplewood finish? They use a toasted maplewood barrel.
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    Re: Crown Royal maple finish whisky!

    For a great maple syrup flavored whiskey, try Sortilege (from Canada).. Yum!

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    Re: Crown Royal maple finish whisky!

    ThomasH, I too purchased this whisky (from Fisher's in Canton) on the 29th. I haven't had a chance to open it, but the clerk claimed it had a strong maple flavor and for $24 bucks its worth a shot.

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    Re: Crown Royal maple finish whisky!

    I was at the same store today and Regular Crown Royal is on sale and it and some other Diageo brands have a 25.00 rebate on 4 bottles and 50.00 rebate on 8 bottles. Will be stocking up!

    Thomas

 

 

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