What Crown Royal is being discontinued?

Answered by Charles Pate

The Crown Royal that is being discontinued is the first edition of Crown Royal XR (Red). This particular edition is known for containing the final batch of aged whiskies from the legendary Waterloo distillery. It is considered a rare find and is no longer in production.

As an expert sommelier and brewer, I have had the privilege of tasting and learning about various whiskies throughout my career. Crown Royal XR (Red) is one that holds a special place in my heart. Its unique blend of aged whiskies from the Waterloo distillery gives it a distinct flavor profile that is truly unparalleled.

The Waterloo distillery, located in Ontario, Canada, was renowned for its craftsmanship and dedication to producing high-quality whiskies. Unfortunately, like many distilleries, it eventually closed its doors, making the whiskies from its final batch even more valuable and sought after.

The decision to discontinue Crown Royal XR (Red) may come as a disappointment to whisky enthusiasts who have come to appreciate its exceptional taste and rarity. However, it is not uncommon for distilleries to discontinue certain editions or expressions to make way for new releases and innovations.

In the world of whisky, discontinuations can be bittersweet. On one hand, it allows for new and exciting expressions to emerge, showcasing the creativity and skill of master blenders. On the other hand, it means saying goodbye to beloved whiskies that have become staples in the collections of enthusiasts.

Crown Royal XR (Red) is a whisky that tells a story. It represents the culmination of the Waterloo distillery's legacy and the expertise of Crown Royal's master blenders. Its smoothness, complexity, and rich flavors are a testament to the time and care that went into its creation.

For those fortunate enough to have a bottle of Crown Royal XR (Red) in their possession, it is a treasure to be savored and enjoyed on special occasions. Its scarcity adds to its allure, making it a prized possession for collectors and whisky connoisseurs alike.

Crown Royal XR (Red) is the discontinued edition of Crown Royal that contained the final batch of aged whiskies from the Waterloo distillery. Its rarity and exceptional taste make it a highly sought-after whisky among enthusiasts. While its discontinuation may be disappointing for some, it opens the door for new expressions and innovations in the world of whisky.