Crown Royal Prices & Buyers’ Guide

Author: Steve Remp

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Crown Royal is currently the best-selling Canadian whiskey in the United States. It was created in 1939, especially for the visiting King George VI and Queen Elizabeth of England, but it didn’t hit the international markets until 1964. It is currently owned by the spirits giant Diageo.

Crown Royal Price List 2022

Crown Royal Deluxe, Black, Northern Harvest Rye, and all of the flavors are available in all sizes, ranging from 50ml minis to 1.75 liter magnums. While the Blender’s Mash only comes in a 375ml or 750ml bottle. For the Master Series of whiskies, they are all only available as 750ml bottles, except for the XO, which is also available as a 375ml half bottle.

The signature series and flavors all have similar pricing for a 750ml bottle, ranging from about $22 to $32. The Master Series whiskies are a bit more expensive, with the XO and Reserve being the cheapest at around $35 a bottle. The Wine Barrel Finished floats around the $60 mark at max, and the XR makes the big jump up to $150.

Below are the latest Crown Royal prices along with some of their bottle sizes and ABV-

TypeBottle SizeStarting PriceABV
Crown Royal Fine Deluxe375ml$14.99 - $18.9940%
750ml$21.99 - $32.99
1L$35.99 - $44.99
1.75L$39.99 - $55.99
Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye750ml$26.99 - $34.9945%
Crown Royal Black 750ml$28.99 - $34.9945%
1.75L$49.99 - $59.99
Crown Royal Bourbon Blenders' Mash
750ml$25.99 - $34.9940%
Crown Royal Vanilla Flavored750ml$22.99 - $31.99 35%
Crown Royal Regal Apple Flavored750ml$22.99 - $31.99 35%
Crown Royal Salted Caramel Flavored750ml$22.99 - $31.99 35%
Crown Royal Peach Flavored750ml$22.99 - $31.99 35%
Crown Royal XO 750ml$34.99 - $49.9940%
Crown Royal Reserve750ml$42.99 - $54.9940%
Crown Royal Wine Barrel Finished
750ml$49.99 - $59.9940.5%
Crown Royal XR Extra Rare750ml$109.99 - $139.99 40%
Crown Royal XR750ml$113.99 - $159.9940%
Crown Royal 18 YR750ml$139.99 - $299.9940%
Crown Royal Winter Wheat750ml$60.99 - $79.9945%

Alternatives to Crown Royal Whiskey at Comparable Prices

There are a number of Canadian whiskies on the market today that could substitute for the States’ most popular brand, but just like American bourbon and whiskey, not all are created equal. One brand of Canadian whiskey that is almost as popular as Crown Royal in the US is Canadian Club, which sits at a much more affordable price point of around $12-15 for a 750ml bottle. At around the same price as Crown Royal are Lot 40 and J.P. Wiser’s. Both are great whiskies and are labeled as “rye whiskey.”

Reviewed: Crown Royal Product Line

Crown Royal offers a large array of whiskies, varied by the specific blend of whiskies, aging processes, rarity of blend components, and flavors.

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The aging process for the nearly 50 different whiskies used to make Crown Royal is done in Gimli, Manitoba. The blending and bottling processes are carried out in Amherstburg, Ontario.

Crown Royal Black with two cocktails

Signature Series

  • Deluxe – The flagship brand. A blend of up to 50 different whiskeys aged in oak barrels. The signature decanter-style bottle and the purple felt bag it comes in are visual icons in the world of liquor. It’s priced at around $21.99-$32.99.
  • Northern Harvest Rye – A similar blend to the Deluxe but uses more rye grain whiskies, on sale for $26.99-$34.99.

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  • Black – The Deluxe blend aged in charred oak barrels and bottled at a higher proof, 45%abv as opposed to 40. The cost of the 750ml Crown Royal Black bottle is $28.99-$34.99.
  • Blender’s Mash – A blend with more focus on corn whiskies, priced between $25.99 and $34.99.

Master Series

  • XR – A blend of some of the rarest whiskies Crown Royal has at their disposal, boasting the fact that it contains one of the last batches from Canada’s famed LaSalle distillery, which closed in 1993. It’s sold for a price as high as $159.99.
  • XO: A select blend aged in cognac barrels, similar to the original process used to age the whiskey given to the Royal Family in 1939.
  • Reserve: A blend selected by the master distiller himself of only the most exceptional whiskies with additional aging.

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  • Wine Barrel Finished: The name says it all: a select blend finished with additional aging in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels.

Flavors

Of the number of flavors that have come into the Crown Royal repertoire over the years, not all have stood the test of time. For now, the currently available flavors are salted caramel, vanilla, apple, and peach. Although in the past they had a Texas Mesquite, Honey, and Maple, which you can still probably find at a local liquor store, that just wasn’t able to get rid of the whole case.

Cocktails With Crown Royal

Gold Rush

  • 1.5 oz Crown Royal Whiskey
  • .75 oz Honey Syrup*
  • .75 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 3 Dashes Angostura Bitters

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In a mixing tin, dash bitters, add honey syrup, lemon juice, and whiskey. Shake vigorously and strain into a double old fashioned glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a lemon twist.

*To make honest syrup at home, simply mix equal parts honey and water by volume. Using hot water makes this easier, or you can make a larger batch by heating the mixture on the stovetop.

Gold Rush Cocktail

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Black Whiskey Sour

  • 1.5oz Crown Royal Black
  • .75 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • .75 oz Simple Syrup
  • 1 Egg White

Separate a fresh egg white into a mixing tin, discarding the yolk and shell. Add lemon juice and simple syrup, seal the shaker and shake vigorously without ice or whiskey. Open the shaker and add the whiskey and ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into a double old-fashioned glass over fresh ice, allowing the froth to settle on top. Garnish with a lemon twist or wedge and a cherry.

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5 thoughts on “Crown Royal Prices & Buyers’ Guide”

  1. I absolutely love the Salted Caramel flavor Crown. Distribution in my area is limited and flies off the shelves. When is it introduced in the USA so I can be sure not to miss it. Can I order directly?

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  2. I have come in possession of a bottle of Crown Royal whisky–Itis in a holder that is mounted between two stationary posts and the bottle would tilt forward to pour. Can you give me the approximate age of this.

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  3. I am looking for the best deal on purch crown royal on a regular basis, please give me your price list for 6 or 12 bottles per purchase thanks!

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  4. I wanted to see the bottle with the prices did not like the names with prices doesn’t help me choose to to upgrade with visual photos very disappointed now I have to go to store just to see what I’m buying

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  5. You’ll be fortunate to find Crown XR anymore. Distillery burned down in 1973 and Crown Royal discontinued it in 2012. I’ve seen it as high as $500 a bottle. I’m fortunate to have 5 myself. Wont be opening them anytime soon

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