Crown Royal Beginnings
In 1939, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth made history when they became the first reigning monarchs to visit Canada, arriving by boat and traveling the vast North American distance by train.
Upon hearing the historic news, a Canadian spirits entrepreneur set out to craft a whisky suited for the Royal Couple – an exceptionally generous gift fit for royalty. With perfection on his mind, he meticulously trialed more than 600 blends before outfitting the final product in a cut-glass decanter and regal purple bag with gold stitching. The whisky he presented to the King and Queen was an exquisitely smooth blend of roughly fifty whiskies which became known, fittingly, as Crown Royal.
- Crown Royal first came into production in 1939
- Crown Royal first came to the US in 1964
- Tax strips on Crown Royal are the year they were distilled not when they were bottled
- 1950’s and 60’s were roughly 10 years old
- 1970’s and 80’s were roughly 9 years old