Seagram’s Gin is the best selling gin in America; therefore it warrants a closer look. I know that immediately it embodies one American virtue: thrift. This may be the only gin I review that I can tell you with confidence, “yes, they do sell it at Walmart.” In fact, this gin could be the next entry in my “It came from the Bottom Shelf” series. But although widely available we’re interested if the taste lives up to the hype. Does it warrant being the best selling gin in America.
But first, an Experiment! At a recent party I held a blind taste test for two of my friends. Both are gin drinkers who are familiar with gin and this blog. I offered them each two plastic party cups. One contained Seagram’s Dry; the other had Oxley. I asked them both “which one do you think was the more expensive gin?” Both chose Seagram’s.
So does that mean that Seagram’s is a better gin than Oxley?!
First Scent If I did not know already the cost of this gin, I likely would have thought based on scent alone that this was a rather good gin.