When crown wants to prove a point, they prove it. They’re competing against big flavored whiskey brands like Jack Daniels Honey and Wild Turkey American Honey so they’re making a big splash with Crown Royal Maple.
First Impression: Crowns built a legacy around their bottle and bag so nothing crazy here. They’ve swapped out the purple for a fitting brown make-over instead.
Tasting Notes: In many cases less is more. While many brands go out of their way to create cutting edge and innovative bottle designs and art, you can’t blame Crown for sticking to what it knows best. Same classic bottle, same classy label, and everyone’s favorite accessory, the crown royal bag, but this time with a slight twist. In honor of its flavor, Crown royal maple features a brown labeling and matching maple brown bag. When we opened this one up, it was like walking into the kitchen on Sunday morning with a fresh batch of pancakes in the works. With an almost overwhelming aroma of sweet maple syrup, there’s no mistaking what you’re getting into with this one. Mrs. Butters-worth would be proud. Though I’m a boysenberries fan myself, the aroma alone is enough to get you excited for the first sip…
Having grown up in the Midwest, I’m a fan of Crown but I was afraid there would be a little too much flavor and not enough whiskey in this one. They did a great job however of making a drinkable product. Crown Royal Maple is pleasantly sweetened while still letting you know this is a whisky not a liqueur. Crown has always been known as a beginners whisky, and with a perfect complement of maple flavor it becomes even more appealing to the drinker that isn’t quite ready for the tough stuff. The Maple mixes in with the warm vanilla and cinnamon perfectly. On the rocks it works, but use it in a few mixed drinks and the maple adds an interesting element.
- Proof: 35% ABV [70 Proof]
- Price: $23.99
- Drink Suggestions: On Ice
- Grade: B
Final Word: Fan’s of crown royal usually like Crown because it’s a “sweeter” bourbon, and if that’s you then this one won’t dissapoint. Is it sweet? Absolutely. Is it a bit much? I think so. Does it still taste good? Yup, so that pretty much ends that debate. Classic bourbon drinkers will probably pass but for fans of flavors and especially loyal Crown fans this is an easy purchase