Andrew MacKay is responsible for blending the yearly formulations of all the Crown Royal® whisky variants. He achieved the status of Master Blender in 2002 after years of hard work as a Seagram® distillery lab assistant, a two-year detour into a geology career, and two years as a blender for Crown Royal. Master Blender Andrew MacKay actually, believe it or not, went to school for whisky. In the mid '90s, he was a summer student at the university program run by Crown Royal® where he studied with the guys who were, at the time, the four Master Blenders on staff at Crown Royal. Collectively, they had 120 years of experience! While he was there, it was time for one of them to move on from the company... creating a new spot. A spot that Andrew stepped right into.