Mister Sam Blended Whiskey is a limited release from the Sazerac Company which pays tribute to Sam Bronfman, the late Seagram's patriarch. Seagram's, based in Canada, was once the largest spirits company in the world. This whiskey was crafted by Sazerac's master blender Drew Mayville who happened to also be the fourth and final master blender for Seagram's. This is a blend of American and Canadian whiskeys under the Sazerac umbrella of brands. This will be an annual release with the 2019 edition available in the US and Canada.
“The nose is cigar box, pipe tobacco, Madeira cake, and toffee in that order of ascent, but then there’s a rush of oaky vanilla, limestone, flint and sweetened breakfast cereal. Hearty but elegant, woody but grainy, and floral yet spicy, which is quite an achievement. The entry is high octane and scintillating followed by lush tastes of raisins, prunes, mince pie, candied walnut, chocolate covered cherry, heather honey, toasted marshmallow, praline, nougat and pecan pie. The aftertaste underscores the attributes at aroma, entry and midpalate, bringing them into a grand finale that is hugely satisfying.”