Crown Royal Introduces First Rye Whisky: Harvest Rye

By Jay Casteel  |  05/12/2015

Crown Royal Harvest Rye

Crown Royal introduces a first in its history: a blended rye whiskey called Crown Royal Harvest Rye.

The new offering combines the richness of Northern harvest rye grains with with smoothness of Crown Royal to create a perfectly balanced whisky.

The distinct Canadian climate provides the ideal conditions for growing rye grains. This is due to the fact the grains are planted in the fall, then blanketed with snow during the harsh winter months and only finish their growth cycle once they have sprouted throughout spring and summer. The extra time the grains take to fully mature results in flavorful hints of fruit, cloves and spice.

Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye is available at 90 proof, and sold at $29.99 for a 750 mL bottle.

Additionally, the spirits brand expand its highly sought after Crown Royal Hand Selected Barrel whisky program to select markets, which allows retailers to purchase an entire barrel of whisky, featuring the distinct Coffey Rye.