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Historic Cocktails: whiskey based cocktail with Seagram’s Fine Rye Canadian

To continue with our historic cocktails, this time we bring Seagram’s Fine Rye Canadian, a pure Canadian rye whisky.

The recipes of our column are compiled directly from the book “puis le gas y dit“, by the Distillers Corporation Seagrams Limited of Montreal.

The recipes included in this book were found and tasted in law firms of connoisseurs, hotel club experts and world-renowned hotels of the time. Divided into five parts according to the spirit base from gin, Scotch whisky, Canadian and American rye to bourbon.


Seagram’s Fine Rye Canadian

Another vintage whiskey from Seagram’s is in “Puis le gar y dit“.

“One morning my friend had to go down to town… so I take a big ride in the chariot… (there wasn’t any of that when I was in Montreal before.)

All of a sudden, a guy gets his car hit by our chariot… and the policeman arrives and asks me what I think about it… I’d seen everything…

I said it wasn’t the little chariot’s fault, since he can’t get out of the hunt, can he?…

When I told the story to my friend at the club, he thought it was funny… he thought it was worth a drink… so my friend said: “We’ll have a good Seagram’s Canadian“…



Seagrams’s Fine Old Canadian Cocktails


Sidney Cocktail

Suggested by the Director of the Grand Hotel Central in The Hague, Holland

3 parts Canadian Rye Whisky

2 parts of Yellow Chartreuse

1 part French Vermouth

Serve with a cherry

Jockey Club Cocktail

1/2 Italian Vermouth

1/2 Rye Canadian Seagram’s

A few drops of Maraschino cherry juice


Put the ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake well and pour into a cocktail glass.



Don’t drink and drive. Enjoy responsibly.


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