Crown Royal was originally created to commemorate the Royal visit to Canada by Britains King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in 1939, and has since become the biggest selling Canadian whisky in the United States. The distillery stores an astonishing 1.25 million barrels and incorporates up to 50 different whiskies in its final blend. The pure water of Lake Winnipeg in Gimli, Manitoba is an essential ingredient in the production. The whisky is beautifully presented with every bottle festively dressed in a purple pouch, complete with draw string. Devotees to Crown Royal have been known to collect the bags, using them to make everything from quilts, to car covers, to wedding dresses!