Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Potent & Nonpotent Potables) for Monday, September 19, 2017:
Reverse the 2 words in the name of this Canadian whisky brand & you get the name of a cola
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Farhad Mahmoudi, a client services director from Encinitas, California
||Betsy Knudson, an attorney from Salt Lake City, Utah
||Angela Ward, a family assessment writer from Longview, Texas (1-day total: $11,800)
What is Crown Royal?
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Introduced by Seagram in 1939 to commemorate that year’s royal visit to Canada, Crown Royal whisky today is produced solely in Gimli, Manitoba, while the original Seagram site in Waterloo currently plays host to the Waterloo offices of e-commerce giant Shopify (in addition to other development). Another fun fact about Crown Royal: many kitchen-table Scrabble enthusiasts use Crown Royal’s famous purple holding bags to hold their tiles (as the bags shipped with the game are woefully inadequate for the task).
Meanwhile, Royal Crown is a famous soda brand which at one point rivaled Coke and Pepsi for supremacy. Their fortunes hinged upon Diet Rite no-calorie cola, but the company suffered a huge setback due to its sweetener cyclamate being banned by the FDA in the late 60s. The brand now belongs to Dr Pepper Snapple in the United States / Cott Beverages outside of it.
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