Released in 2005, Seagram’s Gin & Juice Red Fury was the fifth in the range to be produced, following Lemon Splash, Blue Beast, Ruby Red Grapefruit and Green Dragon. It is bottled at 17.5% ABV and described as:
“A delicious blend of Seagram’s Gin, Tropical Juices, Natural Flavours, Ginseng and Certified Color.”
This seems like a good time to note that ginseng extract is used in a lot of Seagram’s Gin & Juice products. According to their website, it adds an “extra boost”, possibly suggesting some sort of health or energy benefit.*
Colour: Glowing redder than red.
Nose: Strawberry, cherry and almond.
Taste: Sweet strawberry, then dry gin. Not bad, this tastes like strawberry gin, but with a weird finish that’s a bit cloying. Towards the end, a strawberry jelly/Jello flavour emerges.
With ice: A definite improvement: much more pleasant. It still has a harsh finish and is very sweet, but it’s almost drinkable.
* The Seagram’s website also points out that:
“Red Fury is bottled in a facility where milk is also handled. While all proper steps are taken to prevent cross-contamination, consumers of these(sic) products who have milk allergies should be advised.”
Whilst I think that it’s good and proper that this is pointed out, it did make me wonder why Red Fury was the only one with this warning, implying that it is bottled at a separate plant to all of the others.