Crown Royal is a Canadian Blended Whiskey that was created in 1939 to celebrate a visit from King George VI & Queen Elizabeth of England. Royal Crown is produced from a blend of 50 whiskies made from milled corn, rye and malted barley, then distilled to the highest standards. It is then aged in seasoned and new white oak barrels and only bottle when the master distiller decides.
In 1939, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth made history when they became the first reigning monarchs to visit Canada, arriving by boat and traveling the vast North American distance by train. Upon hearing the historic news, a Canadian spirits entrepreneur set out to craft a whisky suited for the Royal Couple – an exceptionally generous gift fit for royalty. With perfection on his mind, he meticulously trialed more than 600 blends before outfitting the final product in a cut-glass decanter and regal purple bag with gold stitching. The whisky he presented to the King and Queen was an exquisitely smooth blend of roughly fifty whiskies which became known, fittingly, as Crown Royal.