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Old 08-19-2009, 05:21 PM   #10
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I find Crown Royal quite different to most american rye whiskies, (sweeter and less complex), however as the raw ingredient is so different, I think that any similarities are probably due to the oak, which can add dryness as well as sweetness to the end result depending on how the spirit is matured.
Although I haven't tasted Mount Gay XO for a while, I generally find Mount Gay Eclipse to be quite sweet and fruity (they actually add fruit to the spirit during the aging process).
So I think any similarities are due to length of age.
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