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trumpstylz
05-18-2011, 17:37
I'm kind of bored and I know this is kind of productive but I figured it would be entertaining nonetheless. I never drink blends unless I'm in a bar and it's the only thing they have to mix with that's not 12$.

What is the worst blend you've ever tried- American or Canadian?

Ill go first- top 3 are:
1. Canadian LTD
2. Philadelphia
3. Barton

CorvallisCracker
05-18-2011, 17:50
I can't recall. They were all so forgettable.

BTW, wrong sub-forum.

trumpstylz
05-18-2011, 17:58
I can't recall. They were all so forgettable.

BTW, wrong sub-forum.

Well put, but the blends i mentioned were far from forgettable (actually they were downright horrendous- i try to forget them). I'm sure I'm one of the only guys on here who tries blends on any sort of basis (probably 2 or 3 times a year- when the cheapest thing other than a blend is over 10$)

wadewood
05-18-2011, 20:03
A bottle of 4 Roses Blend would be at top of my list. Considering how good everything they now sell, how did ever manage to make something this bad?

Ian S.
05-18-2011, 20:06
A bottle of 4 Roses Blend would be at top of my list. Considering how good everything they now sell, how did ever manage to make something this bad?

All of their good stuff was being sent overseas. Why they decided to sell Americans that blended swill....I have no idea. I'm just glad that they have corrected that problem.:grin:

I haven't dabbled in the blended category, so my experience with a bad blended begins and ends with Crown Royal. Stuff is AWFUL!

G.H.Adams
05-18-2011, 21:26
I guess I'll have to go with Ian, Crown Royal to me is bland and bad.

StraightNoChaser
05-18-2011, 23:34
Can't say I've ever tried a blended American whiskey. Doesn't sound like I should start.

tmckenzie
05-19-2011, 01:43
ten high blended. Terrible ain't the word. I tried it on accident because ten high was my everyday bourbon and the switched it to a blend in New York but if you do not look close you will not know. I knew upon first taste something was wrong. Tastes like cardboard. There was a blened ezra brooks in the mid 90's that was actually pretty good.

Enoch
05-19-2011, 04:24
I have a bottle of Barton QT Premium. Can't imagine what the "Premium" refers to. It will never be used past the one drink that has come out of it.

tmckenzie
05-19-2011, 05:09
I thought barton qt was a light whiskey. Is it now a blend?

BigRich
05-19-2011, 06:38
I guess I'll have to go with Ian, Crown Royal to me is bland and bad.

That would be my vote too.

Enoch
05-19-2011, 06:40
I thought light whiskey was by definition a blend of whiskey and neutral grain spirits. I may be wrong but here is the description from the Barton website:

"Barton's QT Premium Whiskey The leader in the growing light whiskey category. Taste stands up on the rocks or mixed. A light-tasting, smooth blended whiskey made to satisfy today's drinking preferences."

CorvallisCracker
05-19-2011, 10:05
I thought light whiskey was by definition a blend of whiskey and neutral grain spirits. I may be wrong...

You are. Light whiskey is a special type, distinct from a blend containing neutral spirits. That the end result is difficult to distinguish from a blend is why "the growing light whiskey category" was a case of a marketeer hoping that saying it would make it so. :lol:

This has been discussed to death here. Do a search on "light whiskey".

trumpstylz
05-19-2011, 15:14
I actually never thought there was any wrong with crown royal (but nothing that good either). Now, 7 crown- that just tastes like whiskey flavored vodka.

Shuboy
05-19-2011, 15:48
A bottle of 4 Roses Blend would be at top of my list. Considering how good everything they now sell, how did ever manage to make something this bad?

That stuff wasn't even being made at the real distillery.

As for whiskey blends, I'm afraid I simply avoid them so I can't say what is the worst for me.

jburlowski
05-19-2011, 18:13
Why are we even talking about this? :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke:

trumpstylz
05-19-2011, 18:39
Why are we even talking about this? :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke:

Haha I was bored, I'm sorry!

Stu
05-19-2011, 19:14
Boy, will I catch flak on this one. I thought Old Portrero single malt was the worst whiskey I'd ever experience, the I tried Wasmunds. I'd take Early Times over either of them - In fact I'm not sure I wouldn't pick old dish water over Wasmunds. However I know there are people on the board that love each of them.

BourbonJoe
05-19-2011, 20:10
The worst blended whiskey I ever had was Four Roses when Seagram made it. God awful stuff. I know why it's taking Four Roses so long to shake that off. But I also agree with Stu. That Old Potrero was :horseshit:
Joe :usflag: