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  1. #11
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    Re: When/How did Crown Royal Become Popular?

    I've always thought of Crown Royal as The Best overpriced whiskey, for folks who don't like to drink anything ordinary, or any actual whiskey-flavored whiskey. Just my own humble opinion, of course. It is and has been acknowleged by many to be a finely crafted, if extra mild, pour. I guess it is that. Is it worth any more than, say; Canadian Mist, which is about the same sort of non-whiskey, whiskey? I can't say it is for my dough. But it's hard to deny it's success in it's niche.

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    Re: When/How did Crown Royal Become Popular?

    "Fear of flavor" as the late Michael Jackson so aptly put it. Crown is in that niche of things people reflexive buy just because they can afford the price and want others to notice.
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    Re: When/How did Crown Royal Become Popular?

    Seagrams built it on quality and used clever marketing to make it a household name. Then diagio kept the clever marketing and cheapened the contents.

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    Re: When/How did Crown Royal Become Popular?

    Now Eric, just when I was in an almost good mood . . . but you're correct.
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    Re: When/How did Crown Royal Become Popular?

    I agree that Crown used to be better, but not by that much. I've tasted examples back to the 50's.

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    Re: When/How did Crown Royal Become Popular?

    Crown is to whiskey what Macanudo is to cigars

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    Re: When/How did Crown Royal Become Popular?

    Good analogy . . . . . .
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    Re: When/How did Crown Royal Become Popular?

    I really tried to leave the thread in the initial forum, but like Crown Royal it's just not bourbony enough.

    We used to think Crown was the good stuff when we were 21 and I always brought a bottle back from the duty free along with some John Labatt Classic, but I've moved on to more robust flavors.
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    Re: When/How did Crown Royal Become Popular?

    Quote Originally Posted by callmeox View Post
    I really tried to leave the thread in the initial forum, but just like Crown Royal it's just not bourbony enough.

    We used to think Crown was the good stuff when we were 21 and I always brought a bottle back from the duty free along with some John Labatt Classic, but I've moved on to more robust flavors.
    No worries, I expected the conversation to go a little bit more with comparison to the good stuff but it didn't really flow that way.

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    Re: When/How did Crown Royal Become Popular?

    I have been thinking. I am not sure I have ever bought a bottle. I know I have been gifted a bottle and drank it in bars before. I have drank it neat, on the rocks and with a mixer. It is ok for what it is but it isn't bourbon so I don't pay much attention to it.

 

 

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