Crown Royal XO Price Guide

When you’re in the mood for something a little different than your ordinary glass of Deluxe, but still want that distinctive Crown Royal taste, take a good hard look at Crown Royal XO!

From their website:

Crown Royal XO is a skillfully blended Crown Royal Whisky finished in cognac casks, resulting in both an extraordinarily complex and smooth expression. This is an elegant whisky that is deliciously balanced with hints of vanilla, spice and rich dry fruit.

Our round-up of Crown Royal XO prices is packed with the important info you crave! Price comparisons, recipes, where to buy, and more all await below! Be sure to check out our full list of Crown Royal Whiskey Prices for the low down of all the labels from this awesome distiller. Read On!

Crown Royal XO Price List

Crown Royal XO comes in a standard 750 ml bottle, and here are they key price stats:

Crown Royal XO40%750ml$44.98

Q.Is Crown Royal XO Top Shelf?
A.Yes! By almost any definition, Crown Royal XO is considered to be a top shelf whiskey. As a blend, many aficionados prefer their single barrels or other small batch options - but a blend will give you consistency, and XO is just that - conststantly quite good!

All About Crown Royal XO

How Is It Made?

Like all of the Crown Royal whiskeys, XO is a blend. In this case, over 50 of their finest are blended together. XO is finished in Cognac barrels, giving it a very unique flavor. XO is produced in Gimli, Manitoba, and though they use a bourbon “style” - they’re still classified as a Whiskey (all bourbon has to be produced in America).

Comparison With Deluxe

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You may be asking yourself, “Is Crown Royal XO better than ordinary Deluxe?”. While that’s a determination up to each person’s individual palette, it is widely regarded as being more drinkable, smooth, and yes - better than the standard bottle in the gold and purple sack. The cognac cask aging process really brings out a smoothness and unique flavor profile that just can’t be matched by the regular fare.

How Should You Drink Crown Royal XO

As with all Whiskeys, you can drink it straight, neat, or mixed depending on your preference. Since the flavor and smoothness of the whiskey determines the end taste of all 3 styles, it can make for easier drinking than standard fare. That said, masking the spirit with mixers is a bit of a shame when you’re paying for the premium version!

Alternatives To Crown Royal XO

There are a lot of great premium whiskeys that are good alternatives to Crown Royal XO. If you want to stick to a Canadian whiskey, check out Caribou Crossing or Pike Creek.

Q.What's a cheaper alternative to Crown Royal XO?
A.If you love the taste but not the price tag, an obvious alternative would be Deluxe (or the bottle most people think of when they hear Crown Royal). It’s just half the price for a fifth. If you’re looking for other affordable alternative brands, check out just about any bourbon at the local grocery store (Knob Creek, Woodford Reserve, etc).

If you’re just looking for another comparable whiskey, and don’t care where it’s made, there is a whole world of choices out there, including Woodford Reserve or 1792 Small Batch. Mass producers include Jim Beam, Makers Mark, and Wild Turkey. Then of course there is a whole world of small batch producers to check out!

Q.What's a more expensive alternative to Crown Royal XO?
A.Crown Royal actually produces a number of labels at different price points, and their XR label is the most expensive variety (at upwards of $165 a bottle). You can also check out their Wine Barrel Finished line for something priced right in the middle.

If you’re up for something a little different, consider a bottle of Crown Royal Regal Apple

Crown Royal XO Availability

Crown Royal is among the many common Whiskey brands you’ll find on shelves in the United states, and you can find it in just about every liquor aisle. Crown Royal XO is a little less common, just because of the premium nature and higher price point. It’s very unlikely you’re going to find it at a gas station for example.

Q.Can you get Crown Royal XO delivered?
A.Yes! (Depending on where you live). Alcohol delivery is legal in around 35 states at this time, and a few awesome services are popping up that can have a bottle at your door in as little as 1 hour! One of our favorites is drizly, because they’re priced affordably and have service in a big (and growing) number of areas.

You can also get liquor delivered along with your groceries in some states. If you do your shopping online, check and see if they offer it.

Q.Does Walmart Sell Crown Royal XO?
A.Yes! (Depending on where you live). Walmart can sell liquor in 31 states. As far as we know, all of the stores that are permitted sell Crown Royal XO (you can often find the Fire, Honey, and Apple flavored variety there as well).

Crown Royal XO Cocktail Recipes

Whiskey Neat
The purest way to enjoy a fine whiskey.
Whiskey Neat
  • 2 parts whiskey
  • 1 part glass
  • Pour whiskey into glass after removing the lid to the bottle.
  • Drink the whiskey from the glass.
Old Fashioned
A cocktail classic elevated to the top shelf.
Old Fashioned
  • 2 parts whiskey
  • 2 dashes bitter
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • Orange Peel
  • Combine whiskey, simple syrup, and bitters into a cocktail mixing glass.
  • 1/2 fill with ice and stir for 20-30 seconds
  • Strain into the rocks glass over fresh ice
  • Garnish with orange peel
Whiskey Sour
The whiskey sour is a mixed drink containing whiskey, lemon juice, sugar, and optionally, a dash of egg white.
Whiskey Sour
  • 2 parts whiskey
  • 1 part lemon juice
  • 1/2 part sugar syrup
  • 1/2 part egg white
  • Cubed ice
  • Put ice and all of the ingredients into a shaker and shake hard for about 20 seconds to chill the liquid really well.
  • Strain the mix into a glass filled with ice and garnish with the cherry and orange slice.

Mark Flores Written by: Mark Flores

Mark is a staff writer at LiqourPuma, and brings his vast years of experience as a food and drink critic to every article he writes.