Saturday, February 9, 2013

Crown Royal Maple Finished Whisky

I was recently invited to attend an event in Denver to celebrate Crown Royal's newest whisky, Crown Royal Maple Finished.  It was a great event, complete with a tasting and introduction by the Crown Royal Master of Whisky Steve Beal, a lesson on making cocktails by the mixologist Alex Strauss from the Bon Vivants cocktail and spirit consulting company, and a shot-making competition.  While I'm usually not a huge whisky fan, I liked the smooth, sweet finish of Crown Royal Maple.  Finn and I had fun coming up with our own shots; while we unfortunately weren't awarded the grand prize of a brand new Les Paul maple guitar, we were happy with our original recipes, which I included below.


Maple Grand Slam 

1.5 oz. Crown Royal Maple Finished Whisky
1 oz. bacon-infused vodka
1 oz. orange juice
5 dashes orange bitters

Shake with ice.  Makes 4 shots.

Finn's Maple Bacon Bar 
This was a nod of our hat to our favorite chocolate bar, Vosges Milk Chocolate Bacon Bar

2 oz. chocolate liqueur (I prefer Godiva)
1 oz. bacon-infused vodka
1 oz. Crown Royal Maple Finished Whisky

Shake with ice.  Makes 4 shots.  

1 comment:

Emily Jayne said...

This post reminds me of this Maple Bacon Bourbon jam I just read about. Check it out: http://www.runnersworld.com/recipes/spread-your-bread-maple-bourbon-bacon-jam?cm_mmc=Twitter-_-RunnersWorld-_-Content-Nutrition-_-RavenousBaconJam

Great post!