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    More Canandian dusties

    Back on Dec. 7, 2013--a date that will live in infamy--I posted about receiving a legacy of 1954 Seagram's VO. Well, lightning has struck again. This afternoon I received several bottles of whisky as well as some old sherry and port from the estate of our friend Annabelle who died on Feb. 5 at age 101. Among the whisky is a 25 oz. bottle of Crown Royal with tax stamp unbroken but also undated. It came in its original blue bag with a Certificate of Registration #F144568 that proclaims "This rare whisky has been custom blended in small quantities" and "Each bottle has been numbered and registered by Seagram Master Blenders."
    Other Canadian whiskies include a liter of Canadian Club from 1980 and 1.14 L of Seagram's 83 6YO from 1975.

    Gary Gillman has observed that the Canadians have "perfected the art of the subtle blend." Too subtle for my bourbon saturated palate. Our friends Sandy and Bill are fans so tomorrow we are taking these treasures to their place on Lake Erie to welcome in the spring. (I think I'll take some ETL just in case my trigeminal nerve requires stimulation.)
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    Re: More Canandian dusties

    Nice, but take a current bottle of Crown too, and/or CC. Taste test please!

    Gary

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    Re: More Canandian dusties

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillman View Post
    Nice, but take a current bottle of Crown too, and/or CC. Taste test please!

    Gary
    I second that, it would be interesting to see how such and old one compares to the modern version. Hopefully it mimics a lot of bourbons and it will be more flavorful and feisty, though it could also just end up worse than the current meh CR... Only one way to find out!

    Enjoy!

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    Re: More Canandian dusties

    I've got a 1969 Crown Royal bottle that I'll happily bring to the gazebo if anyone wants to do a side by side with a current offering.

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    Re: More Canandian dusties

    I've had 60's era Crown and it was very bourbony in character. Much different than the current Canadian expressions.
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    Re: More Canandian dusties

    Quote Originally Posted by elbowguru View Post
    I've got a 1969 Crown Royal bottle that I'll happily bring to the gazebo if anyone wants to do a side by side with a current offering.
    I'm saying this is a great idea,I'm curious!
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    Re: More Canandian dusties

    One of you guys bring a current bottle and I'll bring the vintage one. Deal?

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    Re: More Canandian dusties

    Quote Originally Posted by elbowguru View Post
    One of you guys bring a current bottle and I'll bring the vintage one. Deal?
    I have a relatively current bottle plus one from maybe 20-25 years ago that I can bring. I think I posted about them a while back but can't find it at the moment.
    That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…

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    Re: More Canandian dusties

    That will be great, a true vertical! Taste notes awaited with great interest.

    Gary

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    Re: More Canandian dusties

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillman View Post
    That will be great, a true vertical! Taste notes awaited with great interest.

    Gary
    Are you not going to make it to the gazebo Gary? Had my dusty Cutty Sark and Peach Brandy's lined up and ready to go!
    That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…

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