Drink Up

May 20, 2015 at 1:00 am

Crown Royal
Northern Harvest Rye
45 proof | $30

A staple on any bar, Crown Royal Whisky has over 75 years of experience under its belt. The Canadian whisky was only available in its native land until 1964, but has spent the last 50 years becoming a favorite among Americans.

With a portfolio that includes their classic blend, Regal Apple, Maple, Black, Reserve, XO, and Extra Rare, the brand recently added to their Whisky family. Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye is a natural fit for the brand, offering up a worthy option to the growing number of rye whisky lovers.

Made in Gimli, Manitoba, Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye comes from a region that's ideal for growing rye grains. They're planted in the fall and during the winter are blanketed with a heavy snow until spring, only to finish out their growth cycle under the warm summer sun. This long process ensures the grains will produce hints of fruit, spice, and cloves.

Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye is extremely smooth, but also spicy. This flavor profile makes it ideal for traditional cocktails like the Manhattan and Old Fashioned. Plus, this whisky rings in at 45 proof, so those drinks will come with a little kick too.

Drink Recipe
Old Fashioned

• 1.5 ounces Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye
• 2 teaspoons simple syrup
• 1 teaspoon water
• 2 dashes bitters

Pour all ingredients in glass and stir to combine. Add ice. Garnish with orange slice and maraschino cherry.