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Mister Sam

Titan of the Modern Day Distilled Spirits Industry

Mister Sam Tribute Whiskey, named in honor of Samuel Bronfman, is a highly-limited blend of Sazerac’s finest Canadian and American whiskeys. 

Black and white Mister Sam packaging on barrel

The Art of Blending

The mighty Sam Bronfman, Seagram’s first master blender, revolutionized the art of blending as he built his Seagram Company into a massive spirits empire. Our Master Blender, Drew Mayville, comes from this Seagram master blender lineage. Before he came to Sazerac, Mayville was the last master blender at Seagram’s and his mentor was Seagram Master Blender Art Dawe, who worked directly with Sam Bronfman. Mayville created this perfect blend through experimentation and precision and it is fittingly bottled at our Old Montreal Distillery in Montreal, Quebec.

“Distilling is a science; Blending is an art”

Samuel Bronfman

  • Tasting Notes by F. Paul Pacult:

    “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.”

  • Every bottle of Mister Sam whiskey includes a special edition, miniaturized copy of the book “From Little Acorns,” penned by Samuel Bronfman himself.

  • Mister Sam is a part of the rare and exclusive Legacy de Forge collection.

    Learn more about Legacy de Forge


5 Stars - Highest Recommendation

F. Paul Pacult, editor - F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal


“Mister Sam is one of the greatest whisky achievements I have ever tasted…. A truly outstanding whisky that is both complex and robustly flavorful. This is one of the most pleasurable drams I have ever tasted. Like the best one out there today.”

Davin De Kergommeaux,


“Drew Mayville juiced whisky from dynamite for this striking blend. This whiskey explodes on the nose with mature oak, dark fruits, tobacco and fresh cut lumber – every astonishing drop is fine-tuned to a precise point. The palate is grand with toasted oak baking spices blended effortlessly with brown sugar and vanilla shifting into rock-solid orchard fruits. A finish of dark cherry, soft citrus and maple add complexity and depth to the whisky’s wood accents.”

Rating: 96

Blair Phillips, Whiskey Magazine


Bottled at Sazerac’s Old Montreal Distillery in Montreal, Quebec, this unique whiskey, Mister Sam, is released annually.

 2020 Gold Medal San Francisco World Spirits Competition.