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

    I have all 3 of these bottles from the year of my birth (1965). I have also had others in the past such as Crown Royal, Old Grand Dad etc. When I got married in 1989, we had a one gallon bottle of Canadian Club dated 1965 at the reception!

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

    Last Night I cracked open the VO and the Seagrams 7 and here is how I rate them 1 thru 3.
    1.Canandian Club Best of the three for sure
    2. The Vo Is Dam good stuff too
    3. The Seagrams 7 very nice drink but the CC blows them both away!
    It is smoother and very Bourbon like.
    Dave Z

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

    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?
    I wonder how the "new" Beam CC compares to the older version? I've tried 3 of the current versions of CC(80 PF,100 PF and Classic 12 yr) and enjoyed each.....especially the 100pf.Beam owns the label now,but isn't this still being distilled at the Walkerville Distillery?

    Here's a little extra history on CC whisky.The whisky shipment involved in the famous St. Valentines Day Massacre was supposedly Canadian Club.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by trx450 View Post

    Here's a little extra history on CC whisky.The whisky shipment involved in the famous St. Valentines Day Massacre was supposedly Canadian Club.
    Here's a little more.

    There was a lot of fake, bad "Canadian Club" in Chicago during Prohibition. The real CC was brought in by a man named Bill McCoy. So, customers demanded "the Real McCoy", bringing that still-used phrase into the language.

    Canadian Club pioneered the flask-shaped bottle with a stubby neck to reduce breakage in the dangerous, illegal shipments. These bottles were also easy to hide in one's boottops. This was the origination of the term "bootleg" whiskey.

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

    Well Thanks for that info Tim it is amazing how all these old sayings have reasons so many years ago and I never knew of either of those! I never had the New Beam version but would be willing to bet the Old stuff blows its doors off!

    I just have a thing for the vintage stuff I guess!
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    Cool Re: 3 Blasts from the past-Seagrams,7,VO,& Canadian Club from KY 1977

    Quote Originally Posted by dave ziegler View Post
    I never had the New Beam version but would be willing to bet the Old stuff blows its doors off!

    I just have a thing for the vintage stuff I guess!
    Dave
    I am of the opinion that since it is still made in the same Hiram Walker distillery by the same people, it is most likely very close to being the same whiskey.

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

    Tim Thanks for that info I will have to get and try a bottle of the New Canadian Club to test it agaist the Old stuff! Hopefully it is bottled in Glass as I hate this new Plastic Whiskey Bottle stuff some are doing. I want my Whiskey in Glass I still think that the Plastic can break down and get in the product just my opinion!
    Dave Z
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    Re: 3 Blasts from the past-Seagrams,7,VO,& Canadian Club from KY 1977

    I disagree with the comments on "new plastic". The plastic made early in the industry was far below the quality of the newer plastics. I find many bottles from the late 80;s that are appearing to break down.
    The newer plastic is very durrable and I don't believe it has the potential to degrade like the older versions. Plastics have come along way since the late 80's. There is UV protection in the plastics today...that were not available in the 80's. Which will allow them to handle alot more damage from light.
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    Re: 3 Blasts from the past-Seagrams,7,VO,& Canadian Club from KY 1977

    Quote Originally Posted by dave ziegler View Post
    Tim Thanks for that info I will have to get and try a bottle of the New Canadian Club to test it agaist the Old stuff! Hopefully it is bottled in Glass as I hate this new Plastic Whiskey Bottle stuff some are doing. I want my Whiskey in Glass I still think that the Plastic can break down and get in the product just my opinion!
    Dave Z
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    The 750 and 1L CC are bottled in glass and the 1.75 is bottled in plastic.

 

 

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