Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye

Overall rating
Distillery Bottling
45.0 % Vol.
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Bottle code
L5240 N5 07:17
Added on
23 May 2015 1:39 pm by holborndrinker

Average value

€ 33.74

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Whisky Reviews for Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye

48 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.44 points

  1. rottendon scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    Well, what can one say, an average cry with a delicious and probably polarizing nose, which comes a little too thin. Gives better and worse. The real question is, how long or often can the good Jim Murray raise such whiskeys to the best in the world until his reputation begins to take damage? Not all sleep with their feet in the socket, right?

    But nice to have a Rye again, it was too long ago ...
    • Nose
      Fruity, malty and a lot of gherkins right at the beginning. Over time, floral tones, grassy notes, butter biscuits and caramel are added, but still with a sour overtone reminiscent of the said cucumbers. Does not heat any change in the flavors, only more powerful. Quite appetizing comes the whole package already over.
    • Taste
      Malty, sweet, herbaceous, association of dissolved Ricola Swiss herbal sugar, which is enhanced by a distinct note of sucrose.
    • Finish
      Sounds even, without anything sticking out. Remains medium.

  2. peatbogger scored this whisky 73 points Specialist

    Not too sure about this.
    In the sense I'm sure that if this is the best whisky in anyones book, that person has either not tasted too much or actually tasted too much and had their "buds" fried.
    • Nose
      70 70
      There is definitely a rye touch to it, but not like the better Americans. Slight spices, cinnamon,nutmeg.
      Nose a little deeper and to me most of it disappear in a cloud of sweet alcohol vapor.
    • Taste
      74 74
      45%... feels about right, nothing offencive.
      Lightly spicy sweet caramel coated cereal.
      Not bad, but nothing to chear about.
      A bit weak and vague with lack of definition and direction.
    • Finish
      75 75
      Pleasantly grainy and sweet.
      Although fairly short, the finish is what I liked best about it.

  3. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Caramel chocolate duo on the nose. It's really a rye? Some notes of solvent that rather evoke a bourbon. Mint or thyme? In the mouth, rather fine and fluid. Solved notes. Aqueous enough for 45%. Easy final. It's completely drinkable, but we're far from a rye finally. Enthusiasm 3/5

  4. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Well, I just do not have the same version of our dear Jim. For $ 30, it can be shared with friends / family without problem ... From there to share with Whiskey lovers ... I'm not sure!
    • Nose
      Very light at first glance, it is difficult to perceive the first volatile notes. Then we are clearly on a nose "fruity", I would say even on too ripe fruit at the limit of rotten. If it is allowed to aerate too long, you can feel the wet cardboard soak the glass
    • Taste
      A slight attack ... much too light / watery, the dilution is clearly felt! It is necessary to wait until the drink reaches the middle of mouth to finally feel the first spices. Then despite the wait we stay on a whiskey too simplistic ... There are only woody notes, spices (This is a Rye!)
    • Finish
      Short / Medium on spices, there is this little bitterness that is not unpleasant but does not catch up.

  5. Okto-Bull did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Not my case. The nose is still interesting. But the taste is too shallow and meaningless to me. In the finish, then disturbs me this artificial, sweet note then too much.
    • Nose
      soft with bark and a decent portion of seasoning; Then there are cereals such as rye and spelled; it adds sweet, dark caramel; the sweetness is sometimes slightly artificial, as in sour fruit gum; over time, the sweetness becomes more and more dominant and the spice is a little pushed into the background; fruity and fresh aromas are added; Apricot jam and mirabelle compote; the sweetness then drifts a little more into the artificial again. It reminded me of Hubba Bubba chewing gum; In addition a slight menthol note mixes, which does not originate however from the alcohol; this is very well integrated and hardly noticeable
    • Taste
      slight sweetness; a little honey and nuts; Pepper; a little caramel,
    • Finish
      short to medium length; again the seasoning, pepper and the artificial sweetness from the nose, it remains artificially sweet and slightly dry on the palate;

  6. Sandman23 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  7. Sandman scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Honey, brown sugar, peach, mango, apricot, apple, lime, lemon, rye, flowers, straw, little cinnamon.
    • Taste
      Rye, floral honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, biscuit, straw, lemon zest and baked apples
    • Finish
      Middelang, explosion of spices, biscuit, rye, floral honey, lemon peel, straw and baked apples.

  8. hans1971 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. Eifelmalt75 scored this whisky 72 points Member Senior

    I bought this Rye in Canada for the equivalent of 25 € / 0,7l. Honestly, he is not worth more. How can such a whiskey by a certain "Whiskypapst" be rated as the best? Absolutely incomprehensible!

  10. wbarchive_618617 scored this whisky 76 points Expert Junior

    A strange whiskey. Rather malty with enormous sweetness behind which the rye tone is discreetly noticeable. He seems strangely unbalanced and almost sprightly. You notice very fast, this is not a real Rye, but a blend. Here the 10% Grainanteil are clearly dominant. You can not drink, but you do not have to. The Jim Murray rating can only be considered a bad joke.


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