Seva’s Seagrams Sunday RETURNS! With Seagram’s Pineapple Twisted Gin

So, it’s back! After a brief hiatus, Seagram’s Sunday has returned, thanks to my dear firend in New Jersey, Seva, sending me Segaram’s Twisted Pineapple Gin in a recent care package. Pineapple Gin used to be all the rage but has since fell upon hard times and, as such it featured in our Raiders of the Lost Cocktail Cabinet.

On its own
Nose: Pineapple chunks and a touch of sherbet, with hints of apricot and peach, too. At the end, there’s just a touch of nail polish.
Taste: Pineapple initially, followed by a distinct sweetness and a touch of alcohol. In the middle, the gin appears, fresh and bitter, before a finish of fleshy, juicy fruit.

Gin & Tonic
Not too bad a drink: pineapple comes through quite strongly, tasting like pineapple chunks sweets. Quite nice, really; this tastes – as you would expect – like a pineapple Gin & Tonic. This suggests that it would work very well in other long drinks.

This has a scent of juicy pineapple. An initial sweetness, very much like that of pineapple cubes, is followed by an odd, oily alcohol, before finishing with tinned pineapple fruit. There’s some dryness in the middle. This is quite a sweet Martini, but is exactly what you would expected from a pineapple gin Martini and not bad at all.

Wow! What an awful clash of flavours. I had high hopes for this (Hoxton makes a lovely, if unconventional, Negroni), but this has a mix of flavours with no balance and a horrible, sickly finish.

In Conclusion
I was pleasantly surprised by this pineapple gin, although the Negroni was a disappointment. Having made my own pineapple gin previously, I think that Seagram’s Twisted Pineapple is a good, and far more convenient, alternative to making your own. It has a lot of potential with a lot of appeal in long, mixed drinks with mixers such a lemonade, orange juice and soda water. My favourite drink was the Gin & Tonic.

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About DTS

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… Thanks to Analiebe for writing this rather flattering blurb for me.

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