This past weekend, I was traveling via train to California. While awaiting a train at Chicago Union Station, I picked up some bourbon chicken for my lunch. They were mostly selling the popular brands of soda pop that you find anywhere. But one drink did catch my eye – Seagram’s Ginger Ale. I have never seen this ginger ale before. Seagram’s was founded in Canada and made a variety of alcoholic drinks as well as non-alcoholic ones, like the ginger ale. Eventually all the assets of the company was sold off to other companies. Seagram’s Ginger Ale is now under the Coca-Cola label. I have never seen it in my area, but I am from where the popular Vernors was invented, so when someone says ginger ale here they probably mean Vernors. Seagram’s Ginger Ale won the 2009 World Cup of Ginger Ale in Chicago.
I felt this ginger ale was rather weak. It tasted like a weak verison of Canada Dry. I prefer the strong flavor golden ginger ales like Vernors over the dry ginger ales like Canada Dry, Schweppes, and the ale I am reviewing here. I would not spend money on this one again.
Where to Buy
The only place I have seen it myself is at Chicago Union Station. Since it’s under the Coke label, I imagine you can find it in different areas of the country, depending on sales. If you have found it in your area, leave me a comment below.