This one is a masterpiece since it is bonded and lovely. On the nose, there's a lot of sweet butterscotch and red fruit, as well as a lot of spicinesses. Anise, caramel, vanilla, and soft pepper are all present in the flavor. Anise and vanilla fade softly together on the lengthy finish.
Old Grand-Dad was a distiller called Basil Hayden, who created a name for himself by creating a rye-based bourbon whiskey. The art of distilling was passed down to Basil Hayden's son, who subsequently passed it on to his grandson. So Colonel R.B. Hayden, a third-generation distiller, named his whiskey "Old Grand-Dad" to celebrate his grandfather.
In 1882, the first bottle of "Old Grand-Dad" was released. For a lighter, spicier flavor, the bourbon formula uses more rye. As a result, it has a pleasant sweet and sour taste with overtones of woodsy, cinnamon, and caramel. Fun Fact: Old Grand-Dad was made by a pharmaceutical business, the American Medicinal Spirits Co., during Prohibition. It was one of the very few distilled spirits that could be recommended for medical purposes!
Mashbill of Old Grand-Dad Bonded comprises 63% corn, 27% rye, and 10% malted barley.
Nose-to-mouth Cinnamon dominates, followed by sweet caramel, vanilla, and a smidgeon of charred wood. Overall, cinnamon takes center stage, but the sweetness of the other smells, as well as the oak, keep things under control.
A giant cinnamon spice bursts forth with a burst of Fireball candy potency. Then comes dark fruit and baking spices, with a hint of rye spice thrown in for good measure. It has a delightful intensity, and the cinnamon reigns, just as it does on the nose. It has a good mouthfeel and a medium body.
The conclusion is medium-length and intense. Overall, this is a pleasant experience that leaves a positive impression.
Old Grand-Dad Bonded is distilled following the century-old Bottled-in-Bond Act, which was enacted to protect bourbon quality. OGD Bonded Bourbon is made by a single distillery and distiller in a single season, barreled for at least four years, and bottled at 100 proof. This is spicy and dry, with a powerful punch on the palate that will keep you warm on a cold night. It's a terrific liquor to serve neat or in a Manhattan because of the hint of heat from its high rye percentage and a flavor profile that includes flavors of caramel and vanilla.
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