May 25, 2023

Crown Royal Winter Wheat!

Crown Royal Winter Wheat!
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 On today's episode we have a glass of Crown Royal Winter wheat!  We continue our canadain series with Special Guest Blake from the club with a bottle from Crown Royals Noble Collection!  We talk about the size of Crown Royal Distilery, Winter wheat, and the finish of whiskey.  All that and more on today's episode of Whiskey Chasers! 

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  • History of distillery
    • created by Seagram and owned by Diageo since 2000
    • When it was founded
      • CREATED IN 1939 
    • Where it was founded
      • Gimli, Manitoba
      • Nestled on the edge of Lake Winnipeg
      • the town of Gimli hugs the western shoreline of one of the world’s largest freshwater lakes, 
      • with sandy beaches, an active harbor and the largest Icelandic population outside of Iceland.
      • property stretches over 360 scenic acres with 51 warehouses (which house more barrels of whisky than there are people in Manitoba) and one stillhouse (which serves as a landmark from the lake so fishermen can return safely to harbor).
      • The distillery employs roughly 76 people who distill, mature, blend and run Crown Royal’s 24 hours a day, 7 days a week operation
    • Why they chose to start

  • Tasting
  • The bottle
    • The look of the bottle
    • What is written on it
    • Notes on why it looks the way it does
  • The juice
    • When was this expression created
      • The Crown Royal Noble Collection was introduced in 2016 and showcases Crown Royal whiskey in unique blends or finishes.
      • This blend was released in fall of 2021
    • Why did it come about
      • This sixth expression of the Noble Collection, Winter Wheat is a limited-edition variant with a unique mash bill
    • Mash bill
      • 51% hearty winter wheat, 39% corn, and 10% malted barley. 
      • Careful aging in charred American white oak barrels highlights the delightfully buttery quality of winter wheat and complexity of flavors.
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