A very special edition of Crown Royal released in 2006, XR was created using the last batch of rare whiskies from former owners Seagram's Waterloo distillery in Ontario, much of which was destroyed by fire in 1993 shortly after the distillery had closed for the last time. This is a true one-off, unrepeatable bottling with a terrific repuation amongst fans of Canadian whisky.
plan to drink this very soon and review it on my blog Boozeandsuits.com
- anonymous, 10th March
- lynn west, 22nd Dec '11
My goal was to try all of the crown royal whiskies. I've tried the original, black, Reserve, Cask No16 and now for graduation my best friend bought me a bottle of the Extra Rare. I have to admit, it's the smoothest whisky I've tasted. It's beautiful in taste, smell and looks. Though worth the price, Between the two I'd drink the Reserve being only by a hair my favorite. Other than my personal taste I'd recommend this fine whisky to anyone. Cheers.
- Alvarez Illustration, 8th Nov '11
Having grown up 5 blocks from the distillery in Waterloo this holds a special place in my heart and for my palate. It's sad to say that it's almost impossible to find here now. Enjoy while you can!!
- Ben from Waterloo, 4th May '11
crown royal the whiskey for whiskey drinkers and for those who don't !!!
- jimbop, 6th Oct '10
PalateA sip of this will introduce the taster to gentle vanilla and honey. "Delicate" in a word is a way of describing how these flavors intermingle. You will also note faint oak in the background, which no doubt was contributed to by the time spent aging in barrels of all the whiskies composing this spirit.FinishLight, balanced and almost instantly the flavor is gone, prompting the taster to sip once more (a potentially intoxicating endeavour).
- Jason's Scotch Whisky Reviews, 30th Dec '09
XR is remnants of the old Waterloo, Ontario distillery, which burnt down a few years back. Though even regular Crown is by far the best bang for the buck, on the rocks and without contamination.
- anonymous, 23rd Dec '09
during a recent trip to america i came across a bottle of Crown Royal XR (extra rare). on the box it details that it was "Handcrafted with the Last Batch of Rare Whiskies from the Waterloo Distillery". does anyone know anyting as to its history or value as there is little info available on line about it
- jonathan, 2nd Dec '09
brought back two bottles from america best whisky i have tasted so far. very smooth either with or without ice.
- paul r chambers, 19th Oct '09
As a "very serious" collector and malt drinker for more years than I care to admit to, I was first given this by a good friend some 10 years ago and I have completely and absloutely loved it ever since. Such a really great and unique flavour although I haven't quite found a use for the nice little purple bag (yet!)
- Bernie Rose, 17th Jun '09
Given this bottle by a friend, very pleasently suprised very smooth with 2 blokes of ice.
- Paul, 16th Jun '09
Just tasted this for the first time. Excellent whisky. I am living in Canada fot the next seven month and this will remain my whisky of choice whilst here.I heartily reccomend to all whisky lovers as its the best blended whisky I have ever enjoyed.
- Donnie, 19th May '09
i had to try it a few years ago, after watching a pantera video!!! and got to try it a long while after!!! brought 2 bottles back from dubai, and im so glad i can get it on here!!!!!!!!!!for years all i have ever drank was jack daniels! and still defo will but im just off to buy an other bottle or maybe 2 ha ha ha!!! great stuff!!!
- colin(CFH)wood, 27th Apr '09
Crown and 7 with a slice of lime. It's been my drink for years but cant seem to find it in Scotland.
- Glenn, 11th Feb '09
I was given a limited edition as a pressie from a friend who worked on a US base in the UK. Best drink I have ever been given. I am hooked now, Nothing else will do
- anonymous, 8th Jan '09
i first tried this went to work in canada, this is the first and only whisky ive enjoyed.
- anonymous, 29th Dec '08
A superb tipple. I wish I could afford to drink more. It has no faults. Unfortunately, after this there's no going back to lesser stuff.
- Bill, 27th Nov '08
I'm looking for the Crown Royal "Limited" bottle. My last contact in Canada no longer works at our company in Canada and now I don't know how to get my hands on some. I've been searching online like crazy.
- email@example.com, 23rd Nov '08
Hell yeah to the Black Tooth Grins, PanterA Are Awesome shame about dime tho this drink is aboslutly the best tasting drink i have had in a long time i was on it jus after a Motorhead gig now it is my frav drink
- IronScotty, 20th Nov '08
An absolute classic! No mistaking that taste- or indeed that kitsch bottle with it's own cozee :-) Subtle