Diageo’s Crown Royal introduces new Wine Barrel Finished whisky
Diageo’s Canadian whisky brand Crown Royal has introduced a new limited-edition whisky to mark the spirited experimentation of its distillers and blenders.
The new Crown Royal Wine Barrel Finished is the second release from the company under its Noble Collection series.
Crown Royal’s new whiskey has been aged in freshly emptied, medium-toast Cabernet Sauvignon barrels from the Paso Robles region of California for six months.
Crown Royal's director Jim Ruane said: "With Crown Royal Wine Barrel Finished, our distillers and blenders are honoured to carry the storied legacy passed down by those who came before while adding their own unique facet.
"We experimented with a number of different wines and oak provenances but ultimately American oak Cabernet Sauvignon best complemented Crown Royal's signature red fruit notes and velvety mouthfeel for a taste that both whisky and wine connoisseurs will love."
With its golden ruby colour, Crown Royal Wine Barrel Finished whisky offers a taste of caramel and butterscotch, with red grape flavours and layers of spice and vanilla imparted by the secondary maturation step.
Crown Royal Wine Barrel Finished has 40.5% alcohol by volume (ABV) and will be sold in a 750ml bottle.
The Noble Collection whisky will be released next year.
Image: Crown Royal satisfies whisky and wine lovers with introduction of Wine Barrel Finished Whisky. Photo: courtesy of PR Newswire Association LLC/ Crown Royal Canadian Whisky.