Tag Archives: Crown Royal

• Huzzahs to Canada for the Best Whiskey in the World 2016!

Huzzahs to Canada for the Best Whiskey in the World 2016!

Ok, so Jim Murray, of Whisky Bible fame, released his 13th annual guide in November and, believe me, we were all surprised by his pick for this year’s top dog: 90-proof Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye! While I’m a proud Canadian, Crown Royal isn’t the first rye that comes to mind when you’re looking for […]

• Watch out Fireball Whisky, Jack Daniel’s releases Tennessee Fire

Watch out Fireball Whisky, Jack Daniel’s releases Tennessee Fire

Let the battle of the cinnamon-flavored whiskeys begin. The next time you’re tipsy at a bar, and feel inclined to buy a round of hot cinnamon whiskey shots for your friends, you’ll have a couple options to choose from. Jack Daniel Distillery released its Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire cinnamon whiskey to stores nationwide Tuesday, following a limited […]

• Nick Offerman wrote a musical ode to whisky

Nick Offerman wrote a musical ode to whisky

In case you haven’t heard, Nick Offerman is a man’s man. Through the slow melding of his own personality with that of his Parks And Recreation character Ron Swanson, Offerman conjures up archetypes of push broom mustaches, woodworking, emotional restraint, and whisky. Fans of Offerman, Swanson, and Scotch whisky will enjoy his tribute to the […]

• Why Diageo Should Ditch Cutthroat Captain Morgan

Why Diageo Should Ditch Cutthroat Captain Morgan

Diageo should ditch lucrative rum brand Captain Morgan altogether since the real life Captain left an orgy of bloodshed and violence across the Caribbean, Ben Bouckley argues.

• The Best Canadian Whisky In The World Is…

The Best Canadian Whisky In The World Is…

A whisky that was first distilled seven generations ago is the best Canadian whisky in the world. That’s the verdict of nine independent whisky experts who named Corby’s Lot No. 40 the Canadian Whisky of the Year at the fourth annual Canadian Whisky Awards. Results of the annual blind tasting competition were announced Thursday evening […]

• Diageo to launch new bourbons, doesn’t need Beam

Diageo to launch new bourbons, doesn’t need Beam

Alcoholic drinks maker Diageo PLC (DGE.L) does not need to buy rival Beam Inc (BEAM.N), its chief executive officer said on Tuesday, since it is expanding its existing whiskeys and launching new ones. Diageo has long been seen as a potential buyer of newly independent Beam, since Beam’s array of bourbon whiskies would complement Diageo’s […]

• Crown Royal Introduces Maple Finished Whisky

Crown Royal Introduces Maple Finished Whisky

Iconic Canadian Flavor Inspires New Variant, Combining the Legendary Taste of Crown Royal with a Touch of Natural Maple Flavor. Crown Royal added another branch to the family tree with the announcement of the brand’s first foray into the rapidly growing flavored whisky category – Crown Royal Maple Finished.  Inspired by the heritage and authenticity […]

• Crown Royal Releases New XR Whisky

Crown Royal Releases New XR Whisky

Crown Royal recently unveiled the latest Crown Royal Extra Rare Whisky. The original Crown Royal XR was introduced in 2005, and its selling point was the inclusion of rare whiskey stocks from the now-defunct Waterloo Distillery. The new Crown Royal XR follows the same game plan, this time including a small reserve of whiskeys saved […]

• Diageo Acquires Cabin Fever Maple Flavored Whisky

Diageo Acquires Cabin Fever Maple Flavored Whisky

Diageo, the world’s leading premium beer, wine and spirits company, announced today that it has acquired Cabin Fever Maple Flavored Whisky.  The acquisition will provide Diageo with a new brand that delivers on two emerging growth trends within the US spirits market: flavored whisky and craft distilling. Flavors continue to be a growing category within […]

• Crown Royal Creates Extra Rare Whisky Series

Crown Royal Creates Extra Rare Whisky Series

Last Remaining Whiskies from Famed LaSalle Distillery Included to Create New Crown Royal XR. Inspired by a desire to provide whisky lovers with the perfect blend to celebrate life’s special moments responsibly, Crown Royal® today announced the second installment in the brand’s Extra Rare Whisky Series.  The latest Crown Royal XR® blend includes select remaining […]

• CIROC Ultra Premium Vodka Named ‘Spirits Brand of the Year’

CIROC Ultra Premium Vodka Named ‘Spirits Brand of the Year’

More than 250 top retailers recognize the brand’s amazing growth in a challenging economy. Diageo, the world’s leading, spirits, wine and beer company today announced that its CIROC Ultra Premium Vodka was recognized as ‘Spirits Brand of the Year’ by Market Watch magazine. The award is voted on by more than 250 Market Watch Leaders, […]

“a woman walks into a bar…” La Distillerie in Montreal

“a woman walks into a bar…” La Distillerie in Montreal

Montreal. Le Plateau. Teeming street scene. Finally, the weather’s warmed up and that, to Montrealers, is the signal to eat and drink outside. Every bar and restaurant has a front wall that folds like an accordion and tables and chairs are whisked to the sidewalk. Except my destination, La Distillerie that’s still enclosed. No matter. […]

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• Big Boi Endorses Crown Royal Black, Talks OutKast Album

Big Boi Endorses Crown Royal Black, Talks OutKast Album

Liquor companies got the memo that a rapper with clout can endorse any cocktail they can chug. Crown Royal signed on Big Boi to be the spokesman for its premium liquor Crown Royal Black. Yesterday (Jan. 19), the Atlanta rapper and one-half of the multi-platinum rap outfit OutKast celebrated “The Crown Life” at private event […]

• The Forgotten Empire: Can one generation restore Canadian whisky to glory?

The Forgotten Empire: Can one generation restore Canadian whisky to glory?

Established in 1858, the Hiram Walker & Sons distillery, located in a part of Windsor, Ontario, once known as Walkerville, produces Canadian whisky brands such as Canadian Club, Gibson’s, and Wiser’s. As we walk to the factory from the Canadian Club Brand Center on a warm June afternoon, Art Jahns, the centre’s archivist and facilities […]