About Crown Royal Noble Collection French Oak Cask Finished Blended Canadian Whisky
In 1939, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth made history when they became the first reigning monarchs to journey across North America, traveling from Quebec City to Vancouver by train. Prior to their arrival, a local entrepreneur set out to craft a whisky that the King and Queen could enjoy in the privacy of their rail car.
After sampling over 600 different blends of whisky, and scouring through hundreds of different types of glass, labels, and bottles, the entrepreneur created what he believed to be the perfect whisky and called it Crown Royal
. At the beginning of their journey, the King and Queen were gifted ten cases of the whisky from Canada to enjoy on their journey.
The Crown Royal Noble Collection is a series of limited annual releases that celebrate the skilled craftsmanship of Crown Royal’s master blender and his dedication to the art of creating exceptional whiskies.
This fourth expression in the Noble Collection showcases Crown Royal’s Fine Deluxe whisky, finished for 3 to 4 months in new toasted French Oak from the Vosges region. This area is renowned for its forests and longstanding history of meticulously manicured oak trees, the Vosges region also has the ideal climate to create the straightest and tightest grain.
After the oak is harvested, it is open-air seasoned for two years transforming the wood before a final two-step fire toasting. This custom toasting process imparts the iconic blended Canadian whisky with rich, dark notes of caramel, vanilla and fruit. This highly anticipated whisky is best served neat to enjoy its full depth and flavor.
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