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Bartenders: Your Manhattans Want This New Canadian Rye | Partner Tip

Bartenders know that blending whisky is an art form.

The quintessential example of that art? Crown Royal, the standard of excellence for Canadian whisky. With over 75 years of whisky-blending history, Crown Royal blends more than 50 different whiskies to create its signature Deluxe blend.


For the first time ever, one of the four main components at the heart of that blend is now being celebrated on its own. Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye is the brand’s first blended rye offering. Crafted from 90-percent rye whisky, this distinctive spirit is extraordinarily smooth with a peppery heat and full-bodied sweetness that finishes with lingering spice notes.

That rich, robust flavor is the result of Canada’s singular climate. The country produces some of the world’s finest rye grain, which is planted in the fall and shrouded by a blanket of winter snow. Once the snow melts, the rugged winter rye matures over spring and summer, producing a deliciously balanced whisky built on layers of flavor.

Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye has already been awarded Double Gold in the 2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, a fitting tribute to a spirit that combines the familiar flavor of Canadian rye with the unmistakable smoothness of Crown Royal.

To fully appreciate this vibrant new whisky, look to the tradition of classic rye cocktails behind your bar. The Manhattan and Old Fashioned shine brightest when stirred with a worthy rye whisky bearing notes of butterscotch and vanilla and an invigorating, warming spice. With one sip of a Manhattan made with Northern Harvest Rye, your guests will be believers.

Discover the extraordinarily smooth flavor of Crown Royal’s Northern Harvest Rye behind your bar now.

Please drink responsibly. Do not forward to those under the age of 21.

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