What do I think:  For the longest time I had heard the phrase “once you go black you never go back.”  Finally I know what they means.  Regular Crown Royal is pretty damn good for any whiskey drinker.  Black just raises the bar another notch!

What the Experts say: Matured in charred oak casks and blended at a higher proof to deliver a more concentrated, full bodied flavour; it pours a dark copper and offers aromas of orange peel, bruised apple, vanilla and cinnamon. The palate is creamy with flavours of sweet spice with toffee and dried apple followed by a warming finish.

Currently I have about half a dozen Bourbons that I rotate around…often saving my one last bottle of Blanton’s for that special occasion pre-dinner drink!