Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Dusty Thursday: Old Grand-Dad BIB 1945
This very dusty Grand-Dad is bottled in bond and was distilled in 1945 and bottled in 1949.
Old Grand-Dad BIB, distilled 1945/bottled 1949, 4 years old, 100 proof.
This one has an amazing nose that starts with a big blast of rye then moves to toffee, butterscotch and brandy. The palate isn't quite as strong as the nose. It has very dry, spicy notes with cinnamon and wood. The finish is pleasantly briny and spicy.
The nose on this is absolutely fantastic. The palate is good but lacks the sweet notes that balance the nose so well. Water mellows it nicely, bringing out maple syrup, citrus and honey.
See the LA Whiskey Society reviews of Old Grand-Dad BIB 1949.