Crown Royal’s Latest Whiskey May Be the Perfect Memorial Day Pairing

Crown Royal’s latest draws is flavor from Texas mesquite wood, and may just be the perfect widely available to pair with whatever you’re grilling on Memorial Day.


Crown Royal, Canadian purveyors of one of the most well-known whiskeys in the world,went way, way south of its homeland for its newest expression. Crown Royal Texas Mesquite, released earlier this week, sports a smoke-heavy nose and barbecue spice forward first taste, with Crown’s signature smooth vanilla finish. It joins Crown Royal’s Flavor Series line, and echoes Wild Turkey’s new, similarly smoky Longbranch bourbon whiskey. The $25 MSRP bottle is 80 proof and best mixed, not neat. Available in California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Nevada, Tennessee and, yes, Texas.

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Assistant Editor, Home and Design Will Price is Gear Patrol’s home and drinks editor.
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