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Monday, July 18, 2022

Crown Royal Peach Review

Welcome to the Columbus Bourbon review for Crown Royal Peach. I've had this bottle in the cabinet for a while and am super excited to crack it open. In theory, this is a perfect summertime whiskey. Will it live up to that billing?

Let's get started with the basics.

Manufacturer: Diageo

Age: No age statement on bottle.

Location Produced: Most likely Gimli, Manitoba? but definitely somewhere in Canada

Mash Bill: Unknown

Tasting notes (from manufacturer):

Nose: Fuzzy peach skins with light notes of warm spice and oak

Taste: Ripe juicy Georgia peaches, touch of creamy vanilla and rich Canadian Whisky

Finish: Sweet and smooth.
Proof/Alcohol: 70 (35% alcohol by volume)

Cost (Ohio): $27.99 + tax in Ohio

Let's start the review. 

Taste - Score 28 out of 35

This will be a theme throughout this review, but on the nose, there are strong hints of peach. Additionally.... on the palette, I also picked up peach. 

With this release, Crown nailed it with the peach flavor. I didn't pick up any warm spice or oak. 

Smoothness/Finish - Score 17 out of 25

The finish was short and smooth. Not very complicated at all. 

Intangibles: Color/Appearance - Score 12.5 out of 15

The bottle comes in a nice cardboard box and is wrapped in a peach colored Crown bag. The color is what we would expect out of a decent whiskey. 

Availability - Score 2 out of 5

In my experience, I've mostly seen this product available in the summer. Based on the maps from the Ohio Liquor, it does have some availability if you're willing to search it out. Ironically, I noticed my local Giant Eagle (Powell) had a lot on hand this morning while I was doing my grocery shopping. 

Columbus Availability (7/5/22)

Cincinnati Availability (7/5/22)

Overall Value - Score 18 out of 20

The $27.99 question... should you buy this if you find it? For me, the answer is unequivocally YES. It didn't score as high as other bourbons and whiskeys that I've reviewed, but this is the perfect summer mixer. My drink of choice was to mix with Arnold Palmer and drink by the pool. This is one I hope to have on hand for when guests visit or to make a refreshing drink on a hot day. I came away very impressed with Crown Peach. 

Final Score: 77.5 out of 100 - Solid

What do you think? Let me know in the comments. 

Note: This review was done by Mark. The bottle was bought in Ohio at retail price.


  1. Agree that it’s a good summer mixer, Jim Beam Peach is easier to find and much cheaper but doesn’t have the pretty box or bag. Give it a try and compare.

  2. Maybe I’m in the minority, but I thought this was awful. Way too sweet straight with almost an artificial peach flavor. I tried it with freshly made iced tea as recommended and, after a couple of sips, dumped it. It kind reminded me of Southern Comfort from the “olden” days. It’s new, limited and popular. So, give it a try, if you’re up for it. Me, I have a bottle ready to give away.😊