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Crown Royal Canadian Whisky Flavors List: Full Guide (2024)

Crown Royal Flavors List

Last Updated on March 5, 2024 by Lydia Martin

Crown Royal Canadian whisky bottles and purple bags always come to the top of our minds when Crown Royal is mentioned.

But beyond its distinctive tradition of presenting its spirits in iconic regal velvet bags, Crown Royal has an exquisite array of whiskey flavors.

Born as a gift for King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, this best-selling Canadian whisky brand will make you experience royalty in a bottle.

So, if you’re thinking of what to buy for your first bottle of this whisky, this Crown Royal flavors list might help you to choose.

Top 19 Crown Royal Flavors & Blends

1. Crown Royal Maple 

man holding Crown Royal Maple bottle

Average Price: Around $28 for 750ml

Alcohol Content: 40%

Nose: Rich maple syrup, brown sugar, toasted oak, vanilla

Palate: Sweet maple, butterscotch, oak influence

Star Rating: ★★★★★

Why We Like It: You can experience the Canadian Maple-finished whisky with Crown Royal Maple.

We like its exceptional smooth texture and unique and authentic maple taste from its maple toasted oak. 

This Crown Royal Maple features the liquid gold of Canada, the maple syrup [1], with the distinctive character of Crown Royal whisky. 

“Crown Royal: A sip of royalty in every glass” -Liquor Laboratory

The unique maple-toasted oak of Crown Royal Maple makes a perfect sipping drink or a sweet and tart concoction with other citrus juices like orange and lemon juice.

2. Crown Royal XR Red Whisky

Crown Royal XR Red Whisky Bottle on top of a Table

Average Price: Around $3,000 for 750ml

Alcohol Content: 40% 

Nose: Complex, dried fruit, oak, toffee, vanilla

Palate: Rich, dark chocolate, fig, toasted oak, nutty notes

Star Rating: ★★★★★

Why We Like It: The Crown Royal XR Red label is considered one of the rarest and most valuable Crown Royal flavors because of its limited supply, making it so rare and expensive.

It has a pleasant apple aroma and flavors with subtle pepper notes.

This XR Red label has distinct smoky and spicy rye hints, perfect for another Old-fashioned drink. 

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3. Crown Royal Deluxe

Bottle of Crown Royal Deluxe and a Glass of Cocktail Drink

Average Price: Around $41 for 1L

Alcohol Content: 40%

Nose: Clean, subtle sweetness, vanilla, fruit, oak

Palate: Smooth, apple, toasted oak

Star Rating: ★★★★★

Why We Like It: This “Fine De Luxe” whisky is one of the signature whisky of Crown Royal. Unlike other flavored whiskies, it has a rich vanilla and sweet aroma with a delicately smooth-tasting profile.

You can perfectly savor Crown Royal “Fine De Luxe” vanilla and fruit-forward flavors with a long finish in an Old-Fashioned drink or with a touch of lemon juice to elevate it as a cocktail.

4. Crown Royal XR – 18YR

Bottle of Crown Royal 18 Year Blended Canadian Whisky

Average Price: Around $160 for 750ml

Alcohol Content: 40%

Nose: Refined, oak, dried fruit, toffee, vanilla

Palate: Elegant fig, dark chocolate, toasted oak, nutty undertones

Star Rating: ★★★★☆

Why We Like It: This variant is a must-try if you want to taste the pinnacle of luxury and the sweetest flavors of Crown Royal.

Crown Royal XR 18-Year is a rare blend of three of their exceptional whiskies aged no less than 18 years.

The palate has an enticing vanilla aroma, velvety crème brule, and light oak pepper notes. This amber-hued liquor is best served neat or straight in a rocks glass.

5. Crown Royal Honey 

Bottle of Crown Royal Honey 

Average Price: Around $28 for 750ml

Alcohol Content: 35%

Nose: Sweet honey, vanilla, toasted oak, hints of apricot

Palate: Smooth honey, butterscotch, toffee, creamy texture

Star Rating: ★★★★☆

Why We Like It: Crown Royal Honey whiskies are infused with honey flavor, resulting in a vibrantly rich, velvety mouthfeel, delicious honey whisky.

This Crown Royal flavor might be one of the sweetest flavors of Crown Royal whisky, but it still has the sophisticated, smooth taste of Canadian whisky.

Crown Royal Honey is one of the limited edition flavors of Crown Royal, and if you’re into overly sweet cocktails, get your hands on this bottle and mix it with either lemon juice or orange juice.

6. Crown Royal Vanilla

Woman Holding Crown Royal Vanilla Bottle

Average Price: Around $30 for 750ml

Alcohol Content: 35%

Nose: Sweet vanilla, custard, creamy

Palate: Creamy vanilla, toffee, butterscotch, smooth

Star Rating: ★★★★☆

Why We Like It: Experience a luxurious sip with Crown Royal Vanilla. This vanilla-flavored whisky has the full flavor of Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla [2], which has a distinct creamy taste and smokier aroma.

Aside from its vanilla-forward taste, Crown Royal Vanilla is matured to perfection, resulting in a smooth, silky texture.

Savor it neatly in a rocks glass, or use it in mixed drinks with soda, such as Cola, to make a delicious elevated Soda and Cream cocktail.

7. Crown Royal Reserve 

close up shot of Crown Royal Reserve Bottle

Average Price: Around $50 for 750ml

Alcohol Content: 40%

Nose: Rich, complex, dried fruit, oak, vanilla. 

Palate: Velvety, dark chocolate, toasted oak, nutty undertones.

Star Rating: ★★★★☆

Why We Like It: It has a silky, reserve-grade blend with a velvety mouthfeel—the best bottle for real Crown Royal connoisseurs. 

Crown Royal Reserve offers a full-tasting profile with oak tones, vanilla, and spicy flavors of baking spices. It’s best to savor it alone or in an Old-Fashioned way.

8. Crown Royal Blender’s Mash 

Old Man Holding Crown Royal Blender’s Mash

Average Price: Around $32 for 750ml

Alcohol Content: 40%

Nose: Subtle grains, orchard fruit, vanilla, gentle oak, honey

Palate: Smooth, apple, pear, creamy, toasted oak

Star Rating: ★★★★☆

Why We Like It: This Crown Royal variant is aged in American oak and features subtle oaky notes and a warm vanilla flavor. Its flavor profile makes it a classic whisky-style drink.

Crown Royal Blender’s Mash’s 80-proof has one of the most flavorful and complex tastes in the five unique whiskies from Crown Royal’s extraordinary signature series.

9. Crown Royal Regal Apple 

Hand Holding Bottle of Crown Royal Regal Apple 

Average Price: Around $30 for 750ml

Alcohol Content: 35%

Nose: Crisp apple, fresh vanilla, a hint of cinnamon

Palate: Sweet apple, cinnamon, creamy

Star Rating: ★★★★☆

Why We Like It: Crisp and refined, Crown Royal Regal Apple has an extraordinary mixture of Crown Royal whiskies infused with tart Regal Gala apples. 

This regal apple blend Crown Royal flavor is a perfectly balanced whisky with notes of crisp apples and a mild kick on my tongue. I usually create fruity and tart summer cocktails with this whisky.

10. Crown Royal XR 

Bottle of Crown Royal XR

Average Price: Around $145 for 750ml

Alcohol Content: 40%

Nose: Complex, oak, dried fruit, toffee, vanilla

Palate: Fig, dark chocolate, toasted oak, nutty undertones

Star Rating: ★★★★☆

Why We Like It: This Crown Royal is the XR Blue label and has a sweeter flavor profile in its series.

It has a pleasant mouthfeel of honey and toffee sweetness with smoky notes on the palate.

“At Crown Royal we’re continuously ideating new blends and flavor profiles to meet the evolving tastes of our drinkers,” – Nick Heckles, Crown Royal Vice President

Crown Royal XR Blue label has a light but rich flavor, giving a long, spicy, and velvety finish. Serve it neat, or add a splash of water to open its full flavor.

11. Crown Royal XO 

Crown Royal XO Bottle and a Box

Average Price: Around 50 for 750ml

Alcohol Content: 40%

Nose: Intricate, dried fruit, vanilla, toffee, oak

Palate: Smooth, dark chocolate, toasted oak, nutty undertones, velvety finish

Star Rating: ★★★★☆

Why We Like It: Crown Royal XO offers a silky texture and sweet-tasting profile. This XO variant is an elegant blended Crown Royal whisky finished in cognac casks, which produces champagne.  

An 80-proof bottle of this variant has a complex flavor, but the vanilla flavor balances the whole drink with its citrus and oak flavor profiles.

It is best to savor neatly in winter months or mix in cocktails during the holiday season.

12. Crown Royal Salted Caramel 

Pouring Crown Royal Salted Caramel Bottle on a  Glass

Average Price: Around $30 for 750ml

Alcohol Content: 35%

Nose: Burnt sugar, toffee, vanilla, hints of sea salt

Palate: Sugar butterscotch, creamy, salted toffee

Star Rating: ★★★★☆

Why We Like It: Crown Royal Salted Caramel is another limited edition of Crown Royal whisky available only for winter months.

This Crown Royal flavor offers a festive caramel sweetness in a whisky.

A bottle of salted caramel blend Crown Royal is infused with indulgent salted caramel that brings subtle salt and rich, creamy caramel hints to a drink.

We recommend this Crown Royal Salted Caramel for sweet cocktail concoctions.

Mix it with ginger beer or other sodas, but drink it neat to experience its full salt and sweet caramel flavor.

13. Crown Royal XR – 29YR

Crown Royal XR - 29YR Bottle and a Glass on Top of a Table

Average Price: Around $500 per 750ml

Alcohol Content: 46%

Nose: Complex, aged oak, dried fruit, toffee, vanilla

Palate: Exceptionally smooth, rich caramel, dark chocolate, toasted oak, 

Star Rating: ★★★☆☆

Why We Like It: Crown Royal XR 29-Year is an extra rare, stunning limited edition of Crown Royal. It is also one of the Master Series of Crown Royal that contains the highest ABV.

This luxurious whisky has a toasted oak pleasant orchard fruit aroma, sweet vanilla, and spicy flavor from rye gain. Unfortunately, only 6,000 of these rare bottles are available.

14. Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye Whisky 

Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye Bottle on top of a Wooden Table

Average Price: Around $33 for 750ml

Alcohol Content: 45%

Nose: Vibrant rye, crisp apple, vanilla, honey, subtle oak

Palate: Spicy rye, butterscotch, green apple, creamy, touch of baking spices

Star Rating: ★★★☆☆

Why We Like It: One of the signature series of Crown Royal is a rye whisky.

This Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye contains the same high alcohol content as the Crown Royal Black variant. Northern Harvest Rye features the unique flavor of Canadian rye grain.

It has bold baking spices with a light wood aroma but with rich, sweet butterscotch and spiced vanilla on the palate.

15. Crown Royal Texas Mesquite Whisky

Bottle of Crown Royal Limited Edition Texas Mesquite

Average Price: Around $27 for 750ml

Alcohol Content: 40%

Nose: Smoky mesquite, sweet caramel, vanilla, hints of charred wood

Palate: Rich mesquite smoke, toffee, honey, oak, and a touch of sweetness

Star Rating: ★★★☆☆

Why We Like It: Crown Royal Texas Mesquite is made from a blend of Crown Royal Deluxe and locally sourced Texas mesquite wood from the Lone Star state, resulting in distinct smokiness and woody notes.

You can enjoy Crown Royal Texas Mesquite, made from Lone Star state-sourced wood, neat to savor its full complexity.

16. Crown Royal Black 

Botlle of Crown Royal Black 

Average Price: Around $34 for 750ml

Alcohol Content: 45%

Nose: Rich oak, dried fruit, vanilla, toffee, toasted grains

Palate: Bold, dark cherry, caramel, chocolate, toasted oak

Star Rating: ★★★☆☆

Why We Like It: Robust and full-bodied, one of Crown Royal’s whisky signature series is its Black variant. 

It has a rich flavor blend of Canadian whisky with a surprisingly smooth profile for its high alcohol content.

Aside from its bold and subtle spice finish, Crown Royal Black has vanilla, sweet maple notes, a creamy palate taste, and lots of dried fruity flavor.

17. Crown Royal Cornerstone Blend

Bottle and a Canister of Crown Royal Noble Collection Cornerstone Blend

Average Price: Around $66 for 750ml

Alcohol Content: 40.3%

Nose: Complex, aged oak, dried fruit, toffee, vanilla, subtle spice

Palate: Exceptionally smooth, rich caramel, dark chocolate

Star Rating: ★★★☆☆

Why We Like It: This whisky is the original and first limited release from its Crown Royal Noble Collection. You can taste the core flavor of Canadian whiskies from this Cornerstone Blend.

It is made with a superior blend of Crown Royal’s three most essential whiskies, resulting in a sweet and full-bodied whisky that is ideal for sipping any time of the year.

18. Crown Royal Peach 

Man Holding Bottle of Crown Royal Peach Whisky

Average Price: Around $34 for 750ml

Alcohol Content: 35%

Nose: Ripe peaches, fruity, floral, honey, light citrus

Palate: Juicy peach, honey, apricot, vanilla, gentle spice

Star Rating: ★★★☆☆

Why We Like It: Crown Royal Peach has a pleasant peach palate made with fresh Georgia peaches.

It is a seasonal limited-edition peach flavor crafted smoothly to create an extraordinarily vibrant drink. 

This Crown Royal peach-flavored whisky infused with fresh Georgia peaches makes a great option if you’re craving a refreshing tart and peach cocktail in warm weather.

19. Crown Royal Wine Barrel Finished Whisky

Man Holding Bottle of  Crown Royal Noble Collection Wine Barrel Finished

Average Price: Around $65 for 750ml

Alcohol Content: 40.5%

Nose: Wine influence, red fruit, vanilla, oak

Palate: Smooth, red wine notes, dark fruit

Star Rating: ★★★☆☆

Why We Like It: Wine Barrel Finish is a Crown Royal Whisky Noble collection finished in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels showcasing “Fine De Luxe” whisky.

Since it is aged in wine barrels, the whisky offers a unique profile of sweet butterscotch, caramel, and red grapes on the palate.

It has heavy fruit aromas but gives a kick of spice and finishes with a woody tannin. [3]

Unfortunately, this second expression, Crown Royal Noble Collection, aged in wine barrels, is only a limited release.

Note: All prices are from Drizly and Cask Cartel. It may vary depending on your liquor store. The star rating was determined based on a blind test, with 1 being the lowest and 5 being the highest.

FAQs Related to Crown Royal Flavors list

What flavors does Crown Royal offer?

Crown Royal offers a variety of flavors including vanilla, apple, peach, salted caramel, and black, among others.

How many flavors are there in the Crown Royal lineup?

Crown Royal offers a diverse range of flavors, with several options available to suit different taste preferences.

What are some popular Crown Royal flavors?

Popular Crown Royal flavors include Crown Royal Vanilla, Crown Royal Apple, and Crown Royal Peach, known for their distinctive and delicious taste.

Are there any limited edition or seasonal Crown Royal flavors?

Crown Royal occasionally releases limited edition or seasonal flavors, providing unique and exciting options for fans of the brand.

Can I mix Crown Royal flavors with other ingredients?

Yes, Crown Royal flavors can be mixed with various ingredients to create tasty cocktails or enjoyed on their own over ice or with a splash of soda.

Do Crown Royal flavors contain artificial ingredients or additives?

Crown Royal flavors are crafted using a blend of fine ingredients, but it’s always a good idea to check the label for specific information on ingredients and additives.

Are Crown Royal flavors suitable for making cocktails?

Absolutely! Crown Royal flavors can be used to create a wide range of delicious cocktails, from simple mixed drinks to more elaborate concoctions.

To Sum Up 

Crown Royal whiskies were born as a gift to King George VI and Queen Elizabeth of England. 

It offers various whiskies made from a base of blended finest whiskies, resulting in a uniquely smooth and sophisticated flavor.

From its signature to its flavored series, such as Crown Royal Peach, Salted Caramel, and its newest ready-to-drink whiskies, Crown Royal’s tasting profile will never disappoint. 

Consider this list as a guide next time you buy any of the bottles of Crown Royal whisky. 

References:

  1. https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english/maple-syrup 
  2. https://greatist.com/eat/what-is-the-difference-between-types-of-vanilla
  3. https://www.foodandwine.com/wine/what-are-tannins-in-wine 
  4. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/crown-royal-adds-new-whisky-lemonade-flavor-to-ready-to-drink-cocktail-lineup-301483806.html 

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