Whisky Connosr
Shop Join

Old Grand Dad 100 Proof Bonded

Nutty and spicy

1 982

@casualtortureReview by @casualtorture

25th Oct 2017


Old Grand Dad 100 Proof Bonded
  • Nose
  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
  • Overall

Show rating data charts

Distribution of ratings for this: brand user

I've done the 114, so this seemed like a logical pick today after work browsing the bourbon selection. Fresh bottle, dram has been sitting about 20 min

nose : Light and airy nose for bourbon. Definitely rye bread. It says "high rye mashbill," if anyone knows the specific numbers I would be interested. I suppose I could google... anyway. Rye bread, cane sugar, pecans. Light, sweet, nutty.

Palate: sweet and savory. Very nutty. Pecans again. Then oily ground beef with melted cheddar cheese. Ok, now lots of spice. Dang this is spicy. Starts very savory then transitions to some serious spices. Chili pepper. You know, this reminds me of a beef burrito with cheese and chili. I need to try that pairing.

Finish: Long and spicy. Rye bread and oak. Spice just builds on the back of the tongue.

Overall: This grew on me. At first I was missing some of the complexities and just thought it was light and spicy but the more air this dram gets the more it balances out. Good stuff for $20.

Related Old Grand Dad reviews


Nozinan commented

Darn you!

I just witnessed an unprecedented (for me) twitter attack form a crazy person and was in a foul mood when I saw this review.

You note that it improves with time in the glass, and I agree completely. In fact you made me go down 2 flights of stairs to open a fresh bottle of it just to see if my impressions were the same as yours.

I get a floral note with high pitched fruits, and probably not as many different things as you get, but this is a nice bourbon, one I haven't tasted since I opened a bottle in Calgary and left it there.

Not as rich as the 114, but quite a pleasant dram.

Thanks for inspiring me to open it.

6 years ago 1Who liked this?

paddockjudge commented

thank you @casualtorture_ now that OGD BiB has been opened by @Nozinan I feel obliged to partake of a dram.....from his cabinet.

6 years ago 1Who liked this?

Nozinan commented

@paddockjudge Is that what it took? I would have opened it for you anytime!

Wait.... didn't someone send you a bottle with the express instructions to enjoy it?

6 years ago 0

casualtorture commented

@Nozinan it's definitely higher pitched and not as rich as 114. I like that because depending on your mood you could want one or the other. Although I didn't really get fruity, so let me try some again before I post this comment...hmm, red apples maybe? I have to look for it behind the pecans and spice.

6 years ago 0

Nozinan commented

@casualtorture I'm using a Kentucky Bourbon glass which I tend to prefer for bourbons. So I might get different smells.

The problem with being in the mood for these is that they are not easy (or for 114, impossible) to buy in Canada.

6 years ago 0

Victor commented

@casualtorture, rye content for the Old Grand-Dad line, including Basil Hayden's, is usually reported to be 28-30%.

6 years ago 1Who liked this?

Nozinan commented

@Victor OGD was so named in deference to the grand dad himself. One day I hope a wise rye producer will label a premium full flavour rye (or bourbon) Old @Victor

6 years ago 1Who liked this?

You must be signed-in to comment here

Sign in