Overall rating
Distillery Bottling
57.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
20 Oct 2010 2:41 pm
UncoloredCask Strength

Average value

€ 38.40

6 × in wishlist

24 × member ratings

67 × in collection

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

  1. volker40sw scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasted on 04-20-2020.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  2. DrBardamu scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    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.

    Enthusiasm 2/5

  4. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Bang! Strong, full, decent taste, a lot of oak, lots of sweetness, tolerates good water - priced well at 35 €.
    • Nose
      strong and full, roasted sugar, honey, molasses, roasted cereals, orange peel, cinnamon, a hint of tobacco
    • Taste
      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
    • Finish
      long, sticky sweetness, pepper, resin

  5. Brohanman scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      Black pepper. Salted caramel. Spearmint. Light vanilla. After a bit I get salted cashews. Something a bit like spent coffee grounds.
    • Taste
      White pepper. Cashews. Light vanilla again. Peanut butter. Yes I'm getting multiple nut flavors here. I'm a fan.
    • Finish
      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.


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