Crown Royal Monarch Review

This expression was released as part of Crown Royal’s 75th anniversary. It’s a blend of whiskies with no age statement, and it’s bottled at 40% ABV.

Nose: Earthy and musty – mild and fleeting overall.

Palate: Delicate and sweet with honey, earthy oak, cinnamon, and pepper.

Finish: A little heat but very little of anything else beyond a slight earthy note from the oak.

Rating: 74/100 – Quite bland overall unfortunately.

Value for the money: This retails around $70, and it’s an easy pass for me. I think this one would be better suited around $25.

Crown Royal Cask No 16

This is a discontinued expression from Crown Royal that was a blend of 50+ whiskies aged in cognac barrels and bottled at 40% ABV.

Nose: Slightly smoky malt with old and damp oak. Very subtle grape jelly and orange peels.

Palate: Citrus and grapes again with a bit of clove – old oak comes alive here as well.

Finish: Vanilla and oak linger with a mild citrus twist.

Rating: 80/100 – The low ABV hurts as it has a watered down taste to it – would love to try this at a higher proof.

Value for the money: I paid around $60 for this which I wouldn’t pay again.