Revered whisky connoisseur Jim Murray named it World Whisky of the Year. Now it’s the most sought-after whisky in Ontario, with sales at the LCBO increasing more than 400%.
You can’t reserve a bottle in Ontario. Many curious consumers have visited multiple LCBO locations in hopes of grabbing a bottle, only to come up empty-handed.
It’s Crown Royal’s Northern Harvest Rye. It’s the first Canadian whisky to be named whisky of the year, scoring 97.5 points out of 100.
If you can find a 750 ml bottle, it’ll cost you $30.60.
Somebody in Germany just sold a bottle on eBay for $165, while one has been listed on Craigslist in Toronto for $80.
When it comes to liquor, spirits and beer, does it matter who its made by? Do all whiskys taste the same to you? Does a $30 bottle of Crown Royal taste better than a $25 bottle of Wiser’s? Have you been able to get your hands on a bottle of this stuff? If so, what’s your verdict?