Now see I saw this and thought, hmm likely no relation to the awful Seagram’s Gin we’d done, but no I was wrong, and honestly that makes a lot of sense. Because if you make shitty booze long enough, I suppose aging some of it for a whiskey is certainly do-able.
We’ve been on a whiskey kick recently, and I think this should be the end for a while. I think there’s a lot more diverse spirits out there to try that are not like this. And quite honestly considering this, and how disappointing Kennedy’s was – I think that’s for the best.
What they Say: “A light and mild whiskey that is easy to mix, easy to serve and easy to call – especially the signature drink 7 & 7.
A nose offering smokey, herbal and honey/maple elements; the Seagram’s Seven Crown is a smooth bodied, apricot flavored, buttery delight.”
Taste: 6.0 – It’s got a nice flavor, bit of sweetness.
Aftertaste: 2.5 – Then it’s awful.
Burn/Smooth: 5.0 – Because of the bad aftertaste this doesn’t go down smooth, but it doesn’t burn nearly as much as I thought it would.
Aroma: 3.0 – While not horrible, that smells severely like alcohol and not much else.
Honesty: 6.0 –This shit is not a delight. But they’ve committed no sins, and are synonymous with rotgut drunken hobos.
W/ Rocks: 5.5 – Here it mercifully is better, but it’s still not a great whiskey on the rocks.
Whiskey w/ Ginger Ale: (Since I don’t have 7-up): 3.5 – That’s pretty bad.
Value: 3.0 – That is some shit value for something I would never pay for (I bought a nip just for review and I feel slightly cheated)
Google Shop Average: $16
Metric Score: 30/70 |+| Metric Average: 4.28 |+| Reviewer Average: 2.0
Final Thoughts: I realize that is quite a large variance between my personal score and the metrics, but that’s in part why we separate them. Because I feel like if we had pure-metric I could not express my hate, and if we did pure-opinion, that wouldn’t be terribly fair.