Seagram’s 7

I’ve been sitting on this review for a while going back to our Gateway Series of reviews. I was waiting to see if Matt would try this one too but he’s on vacation so I’m going to publish it anyway.

In all seriousness, it was a post on Chuck Cowdery’s Blog about American Blended Whiskey that reminded of this old review so here it goes…

Seagram’s 7 Crown American Whiskey
40% ABV/80 Proof
$10 to $15
Available Everywhere

What the Distillery Says:
I actually couldn’t find anything.

What Richard Says:
Nose: Honey and ripe fruit. Oranges and nuts. Not an altogether unpleasant nose.
Palate: Candied rubber? Very antiseptic and spicy. Not something to drink neat.
Finish: Very hot and rough finish. Not smooth in the least.
Comments: Okay, Seagram’s isn’t exactly suggesting this be drunk straight like a fine bourbon. It’s a cheap mixer and tastes as such. It’s a very odd bastard child of something bourbon-like and something Canadian.
Rating: I’ll Pass (so bad that I’m adding another rating to our system)

What Matt Says:

Matt has not had a chance to review this whiskey yet.

2 thoughts on “Seagram’s 7”

  1. I agree that Seagram’s 7 is a rough one to drink straight – I ended up with most of a 1.75L bottle after a party, and I had to go through a lot of 7-up to get it all down in the form of 7&7’s which even as a sweetened, carbonated mixed-drink is barely passable. For a cheap Seagram’s product I’ll step up to VO – check out my review of that slightly better mixer here:
    http://whiskeyrambler.blogspot.com/2010/06/oh-taste-see-seagrams-vo-canadian.html

    Jim

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