When you sit down at a bar, there are always common bottles that are staples for drinkers.. One of those bottles is a beautifully designed bottle of Crown Royal. The crown jewel of our brothers to the north and one of the most popular Canadian whiskey’s across the world. Well we hadn’t brought this bottle into the rails and it was not overly received by one of the hosts. What did we think? How did it end up? Where did we get those Cuban cigars? All of those questions will be answered during our podcast.. Train.. Train…
Alright, as we said in the introduction, this is a staple whiskey that you will find in almost every bar around the world. Crown Royal has became a staple when it comes to Canadian Whiskey’s and most whiskey drinkers would stay whiskey in general. However, neither of the hosts have been really big fans of the spirit and almost found it a chore to review this whiskey. The game must go on and we wanted to bring another spirit onto the rails.
So where do we go from here in this blog? Hmmmmm.. Because we want to save a bunch of a positive and mostly negative comments for the podcast. However the one thing we can say during this blog is something we discussed during the podcast. How do you see most people enjoying Crown Royal? With the exception of a select few, we are bartenders rarely see people coming up to the bar and asking for a shot of Crown.. Granted, we see plenty doing it with Jim and Jack but you rarely see people taking a shot of crown.. The bulk of people will order a Crown and Coke, a Crown and Diet or Crown and something else.. You rarely see Crown Royal standing on its own for people’s drinking enjoyment.
Now with that being said, we aren’t slamming Crown Royal as a shooter because we do know people who order them straight up. Which again, we don’t see most people shoot them but sipping on them like a fine bourbon or scotch. Which again, we are still scratching our heads.. Then you do see people ordering buttery crown and shooting those (or maybe even in a Duck Fart shot) but again you don’t see people taking shots of them.. So we again have to ask ourselves, is Crown Royal really a mixing beverage vs being something people would drink straight up? At the end of the podcast, we gave our thoughts but that might have been a longer conversation to answer one question.. To Mix or Not To Mix.. That is the Crown Royal question…
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