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    Post 3 Blasts from the past-Seagrams,7,VO,& Canadian Club from KY 1977

    Well last night I broke out three Old Tax sealed marked 1977 from Seagrams in KY bottles of Whiskey Blends,7 & VO & CC they were given to me by our Fire safety Guy because he now only Drinks Rum and they sat there in is bar cabinet for many years. So I tried the Bottle of Canadian Club Last night and found it to be a very Nice Blended good Flavor and body and smooth going down. I will soon try the other two soon. I drank some Seagrams 7 back in the old days as it was the big thing then but had never tried CC or VO. He was going to tose them and I said I will gladly take them last Summer and I forgot about them being buried in my Whiskey Bunker.
    Seagrams back those days I'm sure made some dam good stuff in KY.
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    Thumbs up Re: 3 Blasts from the past-Seagrams,7,VO,& Canadian Club from KY 1977

    Their 100 Pipers blended scotch from those days was pretty good, too. I think Benchmark was their bourbon, as well. While they weren't the best at anything (with the possible exception of 7 Crown), they were pretty damned good at everything.

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    Re: 3 Blasts from the past-Seagrams,7,VO,& Canadian Club from KY 1977

    I don't think I have had V.O.....7 and CC are fine...usually in a mix for me...but ok on the rocks.

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    Re: 3 Blasts from the past-Seagrams,7,VO,& Canadian Club from KY 1977

    Don't forget about their Wild Turkey take off...Eagle Rare. Seagrams produced whisky that was superiorly smoother than almost any other whisky I have tasted. I will forever hold them as the Master Blending team. They just knew how to produce a wide variety of whiskies and then would take them a step further than most by centralizing the distillate and mixing them until they shined. My favorite for smoothness is the Seagrams Benchmark....which was named by Al Young of Four Roses.

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    Re: 3 Blasts from the past-Seagrams,7,VO,& Canadian Club from KY 1977

    Quote Originally Posted by mozilla View Post
    Don't forget about their Wild Turkey take off...Eagle Rare. Seagrams produced whisky that was superiorly smoother than almost any other whisky I have tasted. I will forever hold them as the Master Blending team. They just knew how to produce a wide variety of whiskies and then would take them a step further than most by centralizing the distillate and mixing them until they shined. My favorite for smoothness is the Seagrams Benchmark....which was named by Al Young of Four Roses.
    Very interesting Jeff and that was the way the old CC was so dam smooth you thought it was Dam close to a good Bourbon! In the next week I will crack open the other two the VO first I think I wish I had a bottle of the One you talked about Benchmark! The minute I tasted the Canadian Club my first thought was Dam This is so Dam Smooth! I bet the new CC is nothing like it is?

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    Question Re: 3 Blasts from the past-Seagrams,7,VO,& Canadian Club from KY 1977

    Ok, I am a little confused, here. What does Canadian Club have to do with Seagram's. I always thought VO was their Canadian brand and CC was someone else's. Please enlighten me.

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    Post Re: 3 Blasts from the past-Seagrams,7,VO,& Canadian Club from KY 1977

    Ok, I did a little research. I know that CC was originated by Hiram Walker and that it is now handled by Jim Beam (and I don't know if they produce it or just market it). I still do not know whether it was handled by others, such as Seagram's, in the interim.

    I'll look further.

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    Re: 3 Blasts from the past-Seagrams,7,VO,& Canadian Club from KY 1977

    I picked up a handle of 1976 Seagrams VO 80 proof and a handle of 1982 Canadian Club 86 proof that I grabbed for trading.

    Sounds like these might be sleepers worth trying.

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    Post Re: 3 Blasts from the past-Seagrams,7,VO,& Canadian Club from KY 1977

    As Joe friday used to say on Drag Net just give me the facts and I messed up a bit.
    1. The The Seagrams 7 was Distilled Blended and bottled in LawerenceBurg Ind 1977 80 proof not tried yet no yrs old marked
    2. The Wonderful Canadian Club was done by Hirum Walker & Sons Walkerville Ontario Canada 1977-- Good Stuff! 86.8 Proof 6 years old tastes like Bourbon I am amazed at its flavor
    3. The Seagrams VO is 6 yrs old is Distilled aged blended and bottled in Waterloo Ontario Canada 1977 did not try this one yet. 80 proof

    I am sorry I need to read first but it tasted so Dam Good Last night I was thinking all 3 were Seagrams when only two were! I will do notes on these vintage Bottles and if the other two are half as good as the CC I will be very pleased!

    I feel much better now and will look closer from now on comes from knowing alot about Continental and not much about other Distillers!
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    Re: 3 Blasts from the past-Seagrams,7,VO,& Canadian Club from KY 1977

    Although I have not opened it yet, I have a Half Gallon of Seagram's VO from my dad. It's a 1969 bottle 86.8 proof it also states the whisky is six years old.
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