Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Dusty Thursday: Old Grand-Dad BIB 1945

Old Grand-Dad is another bourbon with a long heritage, going back to the nineteenth century. For years, it was made at the Old Grand-Dad distillery which was closed after National Distillers sold the brand to Beam in 1987.

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.


Lazer said...

Next weeks dusty Thursday, 1792 Ridgemont Reserve actually from 1792!

weller_tex said...

I was really looking forward to the review of the OGD. I envy you guys getting to do's been really cool reading these.

sam k said...

Would love to see you compare this to today's version!

Greg said...

Surprisingly, two of the best bottles of bourbon I've had are two Old Grand Dad's. First was a 1972/1981 BIB and the second was a 1980 114. Both were over the top delicious. By the way....tonight I'm sipping on a 1941 Mt. Vernon Rye....crazy good.

sku said...

Greg, I too have had some great 114s from the '80s.

And I'd love to hear your impressions of the Mt. Vernon. I hope you'll put them on your blog.