Review: Crown Royal Peach

Crown Royal’s foray into flavored whiskies continues with its latest offering, Crown Royal Peach — and it’s a doozy. You probably already know what you’re getting into, but in case you don’t, here’s the introductory info: “Take the sweet, delicious flavor of a fresh Georgia peach and blend it with our famously smooth liquid for this spring’s most anticipated arrival. With warmer temperatures on the horizon, Crown Royal welcomes Crown Royal Peach Flavored Whisky, a limited-edition offering that features the brand’s signature smoothness paired with the sweet and flavorful taste of juicy Georgia peaches.”

Perhaps notably, “Canadian” does not appear on the label or in the description — though I have to presume this uses some form of Crown Royal as its base spirit.

Crack open the bottle and, wow, it sure does smell — aggressively — like peach candy… those little gummy rings that always end up in a pick ‘n’ mix bag of sweets. There’s no whisky character on the nose, and none on the palate either, just an overwhelming sweetness that tastes like those peach candies have been liquefied and turned into booze. I sipped on this for a good half hour and found nothing that even reminded me of whisky, except perhaps for an echo of vanilla that is barely detectable on the finish. Whether that’s from a whisky barrel or from another flavoring, I couldn’t begin to guess.

What then to do with this product? Use it in lieu of Southern Comfort or drop it into the sweetest poolside slushie ever known to man.

70 proof.


Crown Royal Peach




Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.


  1. Cangey on May 15, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    Second I saw this I thought some evil mastermind created this just to make me ill and even though he couldn’t make me drink it he felt certain that I would see it and that alone would make me somewhat nauseous.

  2. Chad on April 3, 2020 at 2:36 pm

    How long until they stop making it if it is limited edition?

  3. I’ll McGraw on May 7, 2021 at 8:30 am

    My wife purchased two bottles of Crown Peach while in North Myrtle Beach, SC. One day after purchase and still in South Carolina, she saw that the bag was completely soaked. Further checking revealed one third contents in one bottle. A closer examination revealed a hole in the glass bottle. She returned to the store and talked with the manager who also examined the defective bottle which had never been opened. He stated he could not exchange the product. I’m very disappointed. We live in WV! By the way, Crown Royal peach is great. Should be on the market all the time!

    • Christopher Null on May 7, 2021 at 10:09 am

      The distillery is usually very helpful in matters like this. I’d suggest contacting them directly.

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