Seagram’s Sunday – Seagram’s Grape Twisted Gin

In the past four weeks, we have established that Seagram’s Gin have created a wide range of flavoured gins, but perhaps one of the most unusual that I’ve seen is the flavour of Purple Grape (although it’s also worth noting that they now make a Pineapple Gin). Although much rarer in the UK, it is quite a popular flavour in the US, in particular for soda drinks, desserts and jelly (Jello). Thankfully, the Seagram’s Gin isn’t bright purple!

On its own
Nose: A touch of Welch’s Purple Grape juice, along with a more traditional smell of grape brandy.
Taste: Sweet and a little sickly, this tastes of grape. Whilst this could be refreshing in a vodka, in this gin, it adds a bubblegum note, which is a bit of mismatch.

Gin & Tonic
In a Gin & Tonic, the flavour just gets worse: the bubblegum is even stronger and there is a real lack of refreshment.

In Conclusion
This is certainly one of the weaker (in terms of quality) flavoured gins that I have tried, as well as being one of the most unusual. Whilst not so great in the classic gin cocktails, this will go down fine when mixed with cola or lemonade.

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partial to a martini? to a smoke-hazed gin joint & a perfect tipple poured with the style, swank & skill of a true aficionado? …then pull up your stool to the bar, prepare to stock up your cocktail cabinet & get ready to drink it all in as we introduce you to a stitch in times’ resident barman… David T. Smith is a drinks enthusiast currently residing in the U.K. a long-time fan of tasting & exploring various types of alcohol, he has a fascination for vintage spirits and cocktails, in particular their heritage & origins; this was strengthened last year when he presented a talk and accompanying monograph on the Martini. it was as a result of his research of this topic that he was introduced to drinks paraphernalia, & he is now the happy owner of a colourful collection of bottles, books, and gadgets from a wide range of eras… an avid believer in the validity and variety of personal opinion, particularly in the subjective area of tasting, he enjoys hosting tasting sessions for friends, constantly challenging them to find their own favourite tipple. in addition to all of this, he is also interested in economics, three-piece suits, board games & keeping alive the art of engaging in enjoyable conversation with a good glass of port whilst surrounded by pipe smoke… www.summerfruitcup.com Thanks to Analiebe for writing this rather flattering blurb for me.

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