- Distillery Bottling
- 57.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 20 Oct 2010 2:41 pm
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24 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for Old Grand-Dad 114
5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.36 points
- Blind tasted on 04-20-2020.
- Intense, the first nose is also very strange: paper blotter soaked in ether? Bizarre vanilla (for lack of a more precise adjective). I find it hard to say if it's originality or a bad choice of cutting point. With time, the quirk fades a little. It will take a little water to reveal the caramel and roundness that is expected of a bourbon. In the mouth, it's more typical, but in a hyper-solvated version even for a bourbon. Softwoods. Intense, but not stout! Cherry. A little aggressive all that. Not really final. With water, it is less confusing and especially less aggressive, rounder while remaining very spicy until the final, with notes of cherry brandy.
- Bang! Strong, full, decent taste, a lot of oak, lots of sweetness, tolerates good water - priced well at 35 €.
strong and full, roasted sugar, honey, molasses, roasted cereals, orange peel, cinnamon, a hint of tobacco
strong, full-bodied, bittersweet, wild honey, bitter orange, a lot of oak, old leather, resin, cinnamon, pepper, with water more orange and caramel, less bitter
long, sticky sweetness, pepper, resin
- This is a very affordable (~$23) way to get into barrel proof bourbons. Better than I thought it was going to be, but a little rough around the edges (pepper kernel notes). I'll be keeping a bottle stocked as long as the price stays constant.
Black pepper. Salted caramel. Spearmint. Light vanilla. After a bit I get salted cashews. Something a bit like spent coffee grounds.
White pepper. Cashews. Light vanilla again. Peanut butter. Yes I'm getting multiple nut flavors here. I'm a fan.
I'd say medium (the longest finish I've had was with Eagle Rare SiB 10y)... with lingering warming heat on the cheeks and back of the tongue.