Seagram’s V.O is a smooth Canadian whisky, blended with whiskies aged for at least 6 years. Since 1857, Seagram’s have been making some of the world’s finest spirits and was once the largest owner of alcoholic beverage lines in the world. Family tradition states that “V.O.” stands for “Very Own,” as this was a whisky blend created for Joseph E. Seagram’s own family. Joseph’s son, Thomas, had the distillery’s blender prepare a whisky blend for his personal use to celebrate his upcoming marriage in 1913. Upon tasting the special blend, Joseph insisted that the family blend was too good to keep under lock and key and should be shared with the world. It soon went on to become one Seagram’s biggest sellers.