Crown Royal has gone into the single barrel business. Initially introduced in Texas, Crown Royal Hand Selected Barrel is now widely available, so long as a store near you buys a barrel. Obviously being a single barrel, this is not a blend. This is Coffey Rye whisky, one of the principal components of Crown Royal. It’s rye whisky distilled in a coffey still (a type of column still) at Diageo’s Gimli distillery. Crown Royal Hand Selected Barrel is bottled at a healthy 51.5%abv, or 103 proof.