In 1939, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth made history when they became the first reigning monarchs to journey across North America, traveling from Quebec City to Vancouver by train. Prior to their arrival, a local entrepreneur set out to craft a whiskey that the King and Queen could enjoy in the privacy of their rail car. After sampling over 600 different blends and sifting through hundreds of different types of glass, labels, and bottles, the entrepreneur created what he believed to be the perfect whiskey and called it Crown Royal. At the beginning of their journey, the King and Queen were gifted ten cases of the whiskey from Canada to enjoy on their journey.
The Crown Royal Flavor Series expressions are four flavored whiskies of Crown Royal, including Maple, Salted Caramel, Vanilla, and Peach. Crown Royal is crafted from some of the purest water sourced from Lake Winnipeg, naturally filtered through the limestone beneath and a grain blend of rye, corn, and barley. Approximately 80% of the grain used in production is sourced from Manitoba and the surrounding area. Crown Royal’s signature blend is distilled through twelve distillation columns. After the whiskies have been expertly aged, they are blended meticulously.