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Introducing the Crown Royal XR LaSalle Canadian Whisky

Crown Royal XR Lasalle Introducing the Crown Royal XR LaSalle Canadian WhiskyNews Wire – Whether celebrating the birth of a child, helping a buddy christen that new boat or simply enjoying the fact you finally made a pot of chili to rival your old man’s, there are certain moments in life so special, they warrant a drink as rare as the moment itself. Catering to those moments, Crown Royal will soon be introducing the second variant to its Extra Rare Whisky Series – Crown Royal XR, made from the remaining whiskies of the renowned LaSalle Distillery.

Developed by Crown Royal Master Blender Andrew MacKay, the exquisite 80 proof blend (40% ABV) is crafted with a small reserve of the final batch of LaSalle whiskies to create a refined fusion of dried fruits and honey in a harmonious balance with the spicy notes of Canadian rye. The aroma of this Crown Royal XR conjures hints of pear with complimentary floral bouquet notes. The honeyed pear maintains upon first taste and is joined by tones of dried apricot and raisins midpalate. The finish is exquisite with an elegant touch of cocoa and brown sugar.

This blend is special for MacKay as he spent his earlier years learning his craft at the LaSalle Distillery. It also marks the second extra rare whisky for the brand after releasing the original, crafted from the Waterloo Distillery whiskies, in 2006. As part of this on-going Series, each Crown Royal XR blend will be created from a batch of rare whiskies and available for a limited time.

The new Crown Royal XR will be available nationwide for a suggested retail price of $129.99 for a 750 ml bottle beginning in early June.

· An online product review in advance of national distribution to give them a sneak peek before it hits shelves

· Inclusion in a Father’s Day gift guide so readers can give Dad something as rare as pops himself

· Any long lead features you’re working on involving rare spirits or front of book, top-end product suggestions. This would also be great for 2012 holiday gift guides!

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The Crown Royal Cask No 16 Cognac Finish Canadian Whisky

Crown Royal Cask No 16 Cognac Finish The Crown Royal Cask No 16 Cognac Finish Canadian WhiskyA Canadian Blend Matured in Cognac Casks

By Matt Goldstein

The Crown Royal Cask No 16 is a blended Canadian Whisky made up of more than 50 different individually aged whiskies.  Winning the award of best Canadian Whisky of the year by Malt Advocate, the Crown Royal No 16 is a hand crafted blend. The whiskey is matured for the majority of its aging in whiskey barrels but then transferred to oak cognac barrels made from the Limousin forest in France.  The cognac casks are marked with the signature 16 to indicate their place of origin in Limousin.  This is an exceptional Canadian Whisky, with character and complexity not often found in Canadian Blends.  For the first time ever, Crown Royal Master Blender Andrew Mackay brought together Crown Royal Whisky with Cognac.

Crown Royal Cask No 16 Tasting Notes:

With scents of oak, malts, grains and sugar, and a sweet scent with slight hint of honey or syrup, the Crown Royal Cask No 16 is a very smooth whisky.  More complex than the average Canadian whisky but sometimes too smooth and a thin mouth feel with thin smooth finish the flavors of oak are very cognac esque while the flavors of grain distinct to Crown Royal.  This is a very good whiskey for a Canadian Blend.  We highly recommend this for Cognac drinkers.  Priced at about $70.

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Crown Royal’s Canadian Whisky Pass the Crown Holiday Contest: See Below for Possible Prizes

Crown Royal Pass the Crown Contest 300x199 Crown Royals Canadian Whisky Pass the Crown Holiday Contest: See Below for Possible PrizesCrown Royal’s Ninja Pollyanna Contest with Ipads & Kindle Fire’s

By Matt Goldstein

A few weeks ago, we told our fans that we would be participating in the Crown Royal Pass the Crown holiday contest.  Crown Royal Canadian Whisky is giving away prizes to all blogs participating, including Whiskey Goldmine.  Now, Crown Royal just sent me an email with our gift hidden behind the picture of a crown royal bag as shown in the picture on the top left.  We don’t know what the gift is, but our clue is “prized possessions need a proper home.”  What could it be?  A bar?  A dishwasher?  A flat screen?  A toothbrush?  Who knows.  We can either accept the gift, or we can steal a gift from the other blogs listed below.  The prizes include an Ipad 2, Kindle Fire and an all expense paid trip to a NASCAR event in Indianapolis.  There’s only one catch, the flour blogs still waiting to receive a gift, can steal our prize and we can get stuck with something totally unknown.  What to do, what to do.  Check out the list of gifts below and tells us what you think.  Should keep our secret gift that could be anything, or should we steal the Ipad 2’s from the chumps below who have no chance of keeping those?  We have one goal and that is to stomp out these other blogs that think they got anything on us.

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Crown Royal Canadian Whisky: Pass the Crown Holiday Contest

PassTheCrown Crown Royal Canadian Whisky Crown Royal Canadian Whisky: Pass the Crown Holiday Contest#PassTheCrown: Whiskey Goldmine Readers with Chance to Win Prizes

By Matt Goldstein

Whiskey Goldmine will be competing with 25 other blogs in the #PassTheCrown holiday contest sponsored by Crown Royal Canadian Whisky.  Yup, there’s no “E” in Canadian Whisky, however there is lots of prizes for the holidays, like Ipads, bottles of whiskey, Omaha Steaks and parties.  And if our fans help us participate, they will get to see a piece of the prizes.  Whatever we win, one lucky fan will win.  The blogs we are competing with are already receiving their gifts every day.  They can either accept the gift, or #PassTheCrown.  Our turn will be on December 9th, and we will receive the gift at 9 am.  Being that December 9th is my birthday, I’m feeling lucky.  The reader or fan that helps us participate the most and crush the other blogs in the #PassTheCrown contest will be rewarded with holiday cheer and bling.  We’re gonna take the prizes they want, and send those other inferior blogs, prizes that we think are beneath us.

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A Top Canadian Whisky: Caribou Crossing Single Barrel Toasts the Holidays

caribou crossing canadian whisky A Top Canadian Whisky: Caribou Crossing Single Barrel Toasts the HolidaysLuxury Canadian Whisky Brand Growing Fast

New Orleans, LA – Since launching in April 2010, Caribou Crossing, the world’s first single barrel Canadian whisky, has been turning heads.  The whisky has received a 93 rating from John Hansell at The Whisky Advocate; was named “2010 Canadian Whisky of the Year,” won a double gold medal at the 2010 San Francisco World Spirits Competition; a gold medal and “90” rating meaning “exceptional” from Tastings.com (Beverage Testing Institute); a gold medal and “90” rating meaning “excellent, highly recommended” at the 2010 Ultimate Spirits Challenge; a silver medal and best in class at the 2010 International Wine and Spirits Competition; and a bronze medal at the 2010 Los Angeles

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International Wine and Spirits Competition.

Packaged in a rich, royal blue bag nestled inside an elegant gift box, Caribou Crossing makes the ideal holiday present for anyone desiring the uniqueness of a single barrel Canadian whisky coupled with a rich, smooth flavor that has whisky aficionados everywhere giving it high marks.

The barrels used for Caribou Crossing were hand-selected by Sazerac’s Master Blender Drew Mayville. He selected the most mature and flavor-rich samples available and oversaw the bottling of each individual barrel.  Each bottle of Caribou Crossing has its own subtle uniqueness. Whisky buffs can expect to taste radiantly-hued nectar with a nod to the tantalizing silky texture provided by the barrel. The rye grain cuts through the wood flavors making its spicy presence known without risking the creamy vanilla custard smoothness. The finish is oak with an orangey tang.

Caribou Crossing Single Barrel Canadian Whisky is available at retail for $49.99 for a 750ml bottle.

 

About The Sazerac Company

Sazerac is based in New Orleans, Louisiana and is one of New Orleans’ oldest family owned, privately held companies.  The company has operations in New Orleans, Louisiana; Frankfort, Bardstown, Louisville and Owensboro, Kentucky; Fredericksburg, Virginia; Carson, California; Baltimore, Maryland; and Montreal, Canada.

Luxury Canadian Whisky Brand Growing Fast

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Limited Edition Prohibition Boardwalk Empire Canadian Club Whisky

canadian club boardwalk empire Limited Edition Prohibition Boardwalk Empire Canadian Club WhiskyCanadian Club Whisky: Al Capone’s Favorite Beverage

As Steve Buscemi gets back into character as Nucky Thompson for another season of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire,” Canadian Club Whisky is also dressing for its part!  Canadian Club is launching limited edition Boardwalk Empire product to celebrate its starring role in the show and the series’ Season Two premiere (Sunday, September 25, 2011 at 9pm ET).

Product Details

·         Description: 750 ml bottles of Canadian Club 6 Year Old paired with Boardwalk Empire logoed flasks, wrapped in Boardwalk Empire-branded “neckers.”

·         Limited Edition: 100,000 bottles released

·         Availability: In liquor stores nationwide while supplies last

·         Suggested Retail Price: $13.99

·         CC Distillery: Located just over the Detroit, Michigan border in Windsor, Canada, Canadian Club was legally able to continue producing whisky between 1920 and 1933, when the manufacture and sale of beverage alcohol was prohibited in the United States

Al Capone: It is rumored that CC was a favorite of Al Capone, who operated a lucrative business smuggling the spirit into the U.S.

·         Illicit Cargo: 20,000 cases of Canadian Club were smuggled into the U.S. each month during Prohibition

·         Big Profits: Canadian Club has records of selling cases of whisky for $7 to customers who would then travel four hours south by car from the CC distillery and sell the same cases for $75 within the U.S.

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The Downfall of Al Capone

Boardwalk Empire Fact or Fiction: Nucky Thompson, Arnold Rothstein, Lucky Luciano, Meyer Lansky and Al Capone

 Boardwalk Empire Profile: Nucky Thompson Timeline

Boardwalk Empire Profile: Arnold Rothstein Timeline

Top 10 Gangsters of Prohibition:  Boardwalk Empire Edition

Boardwalk Empire: The Downfall of Nucky Thomspon

 

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The Royal Canadian Small Batch Canadian Whiskey

royal canadian small batch whiskey The Royal Canadian Small Batch Canadian WhiskeyA Canadian Whiskey by the Sazerac Company

By Matt Goldstein

The Royal Canadian Small Batch Canadian Whiskey is one of five Canadian Whiskeys made by the Sazerac Company.  Made in very small batches under the eye of the Master Blender, each barrel is hand bottled and described as “Sweet and smoky like a Memphis BBQ. The initial sip is velvety smooth with huge flavors.  The Royal Canadian Small Batch tasting notes:  The whiskey is thin, grainy, slightly tart and smooth. A mellow mouth feel and malty grainy long aftertaste with a light hint of malt.  This is a solid Canadian whiskey.

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Iced Tea Cocktail Recipes: Cruzan Rum, Canadian Club Whiskey

Black Cherry Tea 233x300 Iced Tea Cocktail Recipes: Cruzan Rum, Canadian Club WhiskeyHere are some new summery Tea cocktail recipes from Cruzan Rum & Canadian Club Whiskey.  Made by master mixologist, Bobby Gleason, whether you’re throwing a BBQ or heading to the beach, Canadian Club & Cruzan Rum can help add a classic kick to some great iced teas.  With June being National Iced Tea Month and June 10th being National Iced Tea Day, these cocktails are perfect for opening the summer.  

Black Cherry Tea Cocktail

1 part Canadian Club Classic 12

1 part Cruzan Black Cherry Rum

3-4 parts prepared ice tea (such as Nestea or Arizona)

Lemon wedge for garnish

Directions: Build cocktail over ice in a highball glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge on the rim.       

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canadian club logo 300x163 Iced Tea Cocktail Recipes: Cruzan Rum, Canadian Club WhiskeyPeach Tea Cocktail

1 part Canadian Club Classic 12

1 part DeKuyper Peachtree

3-4 parts prepared ice tea (such as Nestea or Arizona)

Lemon wedge for garnish

Directions: Build cocktail over ice in a highball glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge on the rim.

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Mango Tea Cocktail

1 part Canadian Club Classic 12

1 part Cruzan Mango Rum

3-4 parts prepared ice tea (such as Nestea or Arizona)

Directions: Build cocktail over ice in a highball glass. Garnish with a lemon wedge on the rim.

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Mad Men Cocktails & Mixed Drinks: The Don Draper Canadian Club Concoction

mad men logo pic 300x165 Mad Men Cocktails & Mixed Drinks: The Don Draper Canadian Club ConcoctionDon Draper and Canadian Club Whiskey Blended Whiskey

On the AMC hit TV series Mad Men, advertising exec Don Draper cannot get enough Canadian Club Whiskey, sometimes even casually pouring a glass at 9 am in his office.  Although you might not work at Sterling, Cooper, Draper, Price and you might not be allowed to drink whiskey at the office, you can still enjoy a few Mad Men era Don Draper style cocktails.  Check it out…     

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Old Fashioned 233x300 Mad Men Cocktails & Mixed Drinks: The Don Draper Canadian Club ConcoctionOld Fashioned Cocktail

1½ parts Canadian Club 10 Year Reserve

1/2 part sweet Vermouth

Dash Angostura bitters

Sugar

Water

Orange slice

Maraschino Cherry

Mix sugar, water and bitters in a rocks glass. Drop in a cherry and an orange slice. Muddle ingredients (using a muddler or the back end of a spoon). Add Canadian Club 10 Year Reserve and Vermouth.  Fill with ice cubes and stir.

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Manhattan cocktail pic 260x300 Mad Men Cocktails & Mixed Drinks: The Don Draper Canadian Club ConcoctionCC Reserve Manhattan

In a tumbler add:

1 part Canadian Club Classic 12

1/3 part Sweet Vermouth

Dash Angostura bitters

Garnish with a maraschino Cherry

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Crown Royal Reserve Blended Canadian Whisky

crown royal reserve blended canadian whiskey pic 160x300 Crown Royal Reserve Blended Canadian WhiskyHandpicked Barrels by Master Blender Andrew MacKay

By Matt Goldstein

The Crown Royal Reserve Blended Canadian Whisky is selected from less than 1% of the Crown Royal Whiskey stash.  Considered a five star whiskey from the Spirit Journal, the blend is more focused on a bourbon and spicy rye style than the traditional Crown Royal blend.  Created by the Master Blender Andrew Mackay, Crown Royal Reserve barrels are off limits to anyone else at the distillery.  The barrels are literally marked “to be opened by the Master Blender only!”  The new bottles of Crown Royal Reserve come with a beautiful golden velvet bag and a personal letter from Andrew Mackay.   

The cap has a spicy scent, and the nose of the glass is slightly sweet, a little sour and a hint of bourbon.  The Crown Royal Reserve has a complex mouth feel with a beautiful bite.  The Reserve blend is very bourbon esque with sweet corn and with spicy rye notes.  This Canadian Whiskey has longing warmth with notes of oak, wood, grain, cinnamon and vanilla.  Remarkably smooth, but with a distinct character, the Crown Royal Reserve is an exceptional and classic whiskey.  We love this whiskey!

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