Last Tuesday, Male Standard were invited to sample the newest addition to the delicious ‘Royale’ family; Crown Royale Regal Apple, which was served up by none other than Master of Whisky, Stephen Wilson. The label is a combination of the well-known, premium taste of Crown Royal whisky infused with natural Gala apples, and we know it’s going to be a summer slam dunk, as evidenced by the instant approval of our tasting squad.
The tasting took place at the Crown Royal Suite at Staples Center, where Stephen Wilson mixed and served to our hearts content as the LA Clippers went head-to-head with the LA Lakers. The combination of the cheering crowds, the chilled cocktails, and the tasting crew made for an unforgettable night. It was exciting to toast the game with three delicious and signature recipes (see below) being served in the VIP booth, but you can also capture the vibe at home.
Keep reading to discover out how this blend is crafted, and how to make your own VIP cocktails from the comfort of your own home. It won’t be long before you’ll be the MVP, cheering on from the sidelines like a Champ, if you mix these up!
Crown Royal Regal Gala Apple
Once again, Crown proves itself to be a staple in our repertoire. To maintain the essence of the Regal Gala Apple, the apples start in a mixture of water and alcohol. The mixture is then distilled, and selections are collected based on the aroma. The aromatic fractions are blended to achieve the resulting apple flavor characteristics of the Regal Gala apple.
The 70 proof (35% ABV) whisky opens with a slightly tart, crisp, apple flavor balanced with signature Crown Royal with notes of caramel and a light spice. We found that the blend creates the ideal balance of flavor and whisky, before finishing with a crisp apple note that has a balanced sweetness, culminating in a full-bodied, smooth finish.
Crown Royal always strives to appeal to our consumers’ evolving tastes to create innovative expressions worthy of their enthusiasm for this historic whisky,” said Yvonne Briese, vice president of marketing, Diageo North American Whiskey. “We are thrilled to release Crown Royal Regal Apple which delivers on the signature smoothness, quality and tradition consumers have come to know and love from Crown Royal.
- 1.5oz Crown Royal Regal Apple
- 4oz Cranberry Juice
- Garnish with apple wedge
Crown Royal Press
- 1.5 oz. Crown Royal Deluxe
- 3 dash (s) Bitters
- Top with Lemon-Lime Soda
- 1 Lemon Wedge
- Garnish with a lemon wedge
The Northern Buck
- 1.5 oz Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye
- .5 oz Lime juice
- Top with ginger beer
- Garnish with a lemon wedge
The Male Standard Verdict
What we love about Crown Royal Regal Apple is that it is such a flexible addition to your line up. It’s unique, but it has a familiarity to it too, thanks to the signature Crown undertone. You can enjoy sipping on Crown Royal Regal Apple, or mix it into your favorite cocktails for a fun and fruity twist. You’ll find it nationwide in it’s dashing emerald green packaging, which displays etched detailing and is enclosed in the signature Crown Royal bag, boasting green and gold tones.
You can also find Crown Royal Regal Apple stepping out on Jimmy Kimmel Live! The new Crown Royal Regal Apple will debut via a humorous “3 Ridiculous Questions” segment featuring Kimmel and country music star Brad Paisley. A full version of the video can be viewed here. As revelers across the country discover and toast with this uniquely smooth flavored whisky, Crown Royal reminds all adults to please enjoy responsibly.
The suggested retail price is $24.99 (very fair) for a 750 ml bottle and is currently available nationwide.