2016 Interlake Pulse - Spring/Summer - (Page 6)
The Jewel in the Interlake's
By: Kerri Taverner
Interlakepulse * www.interlakepulse.com
iageo, the makers of the whisky brand, Crown
Royal, won a world title for their Northern
Harvest Rye which has been labeled a "masterpiece" by renowned British whisky writer Jim Murray. In
his 13th annual Whisky Bible, Murray names Crown Royal
Northern Harvest Rye as his pick for the 2016 World Whisky
of the Year, giving it a designation of a record-tying 97.5
out of 100 points. This remarkable recognition marks the
first time a Canadian whisky has ever received this honour.
And an award like Murray's being heralded throughout the
world makes one proud to be a Canadian, a Manitoban and
darn right - an Interlaker!
Made for royalty, Crown Royal was first created as a gift
for the King and Queen of England in celebration of their
visit to Canada in 1939 and was available exclusively in
Canada until 1964. To this very day, every drop of Crown
Royal blended whisky continues to be crafted to meet those
royally uncompromising standards. To many discerning
palates, Crown Royal is the very best whisky of all whisky
Crown Royal is produced solely here in the Interlake.
Nestled along the western shore of Lake Winnipeg, on
the edge of the Town of Gimli, Diageo's dedicated group
of workers give their time and passion overseeing the creation of Crown Royal blended Canadian whiskies. Acting as
proud stewards, these men and women perform the same
processes that generations of Crown Royal workers have
Hearty ingredients are carefully combined with the
Interlake's distinctively smooth water, which is naturally
filtered through the limestone beneath Lake Winnipeg.
Crafted from resilient natural ingredients that withstand
Manitoba's climate extremes - like our challenging winter
conditions (when temperatures lower than minus 30 degree
Celsius are the norm) and alternately our hot summer temperatures (which rise to higher than plus 30 degrees Celsius),
the temperature swings in Gimli have a profound impact on
the smoothness of Crown Royal - and the character of the
residents who passionately produce it. The maturing barrels
experience extreme temperature swings, causing the wood
to expand and contract with that fluctuation, which slowly
adds to the whisky's developing character.
Fifty of the finest whiskies are meticulously blended to
create the signature smoothness of Crown Royal. Distilled
to this day in the Coffey Still (named after the man who
invented it, Aeneas Coffey), it's the only known still of its
kind in North America. This Coffey Rye whisky brings the
signature creaminess to the Crown Royal deluxe blend.
"We couldn't be more proud," said Alistair Kidd of Diageo
Canada, which bought the Crown Royal line from Seagram
in 2000. "Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye showcases
the rye whisky that is integral to making Canadian whisky
unique, and is a testament to the incredible distilling and
blending that takes place in Gimli."
Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye is a rare jewel of a
whisky and it is an honour to recognize its sparkle in the
Interlake's Shining Crown. So come on out to the Interlake
and try the World's best Whisky!
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of 2016 Interlake Pulse - Spring/Summer
The Jewel in the Interlake’s Shining Crown
Wild Eats – Tasty Treats
Living on the Lake
2016 Interlake Pulse - Spring/Summer