Seagrams 100 Pipers. An unopened bottle given as a gift, bottled in the early 1970s. Smell is raw, a hint of floral and a chemical, processed note. Taste is less harsh than expected, possibly from the age of the stuff, with a distinct hit of grain spirit— blended whiskies tend to settle down a bit the longer they’re together. This dram may have benefitted from this. Despite  the age, the alcohol isn’t well guarded by flavor, causing the tip of your tongue to burn as you drink. It still tastes like Scotch with a bit of character and a hint of oak, but past that is relatively harsh stuff. It does beat Scotches that are completely flat like Dalmore 12, and costs a heck of a lot less. Blended Scotch. 5/10.

Seagrams 100 Pipers. An unopened bottle given as a gift, bottled in the early 1970s. Smell is raw, a hint of floral and a chemical, processed note. Taste is less harsh than expected, possibly from the age of the stuff, with a distinct hit of grain spirit— blended whiskies tend to settle down a bit the longer they’re together. This dram may have benefitted from this. Despite the age, the alcohol isn’t well guarded by flavor, causing the tip of your tongue to burn as you drink. It still tastes like Scotch with a bit of character and a hint of oak, but past that is relatively harsh stuff. It does beat Scotches that are completely flat like Dalmore 12, and costs a heck of a lot less. Blended Scotch. 5/10.