Royal Reserve Whisky
A complex rye, Royal Reserve has pleasing caramel-vanilla notes with mellow oak and medium fruit levels. This Canadian whisky can be appreciated on its own, with a touch of water or with your favourite mixer.
This classic brand rose to fame in the 60's and 70's when cocktails were all the rage; with a renewed interest, bartenders are once again turning to whiskies like this for their subtle character and mix-ability. Hints of honey, burnt almond and sweet caramel on the nose prepare you for a palate that is light and smooth.
Royal Reserve Whisky Tasting Notes
A rich and somewhat complex nose emerges slowly from an almost silent start. First to appear is dusty rye with faint cloves, ginger and cinnamon in tow. Toffee soon follows then a contrasting inkling of pickles. This is a ’70s Canadian rye whisky nose to be sure: tightly integrated with slowly growing intensity, though it never really becomes overly expressive. Rather, it’s all about subtlety, nuance and balance. The scent of walnuts adds a new dimension as do whiffs of pine needles and a vague suggestion of bicycle tires, but really this is all about mild but assertive hard rye.
Medium length. Develops slowly then fades from heat to sweet with zippy rye spices. A refreshing bitterness balances the glowing pepper.
Starts out quite light and sweet and almost watery, with burnt sugar right off the bat then sweet toffee and a hint of ripe fruit.
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