Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
08 years old
50.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
17 Aug 2017 6:55 pm by Dram Dracula

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Whisky Reviews for Old Grand-Dad Bottled in Bond

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.67 points

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Great bourbon with lots of character. Distilled and bottled in the sadly closed Old Grand Dad Distillery, (DSP-KY-14) owned by National Distilleries in that era. Sold to Beam in 1987 together with Old Crow and Old Taylor distilleries. Tnx Jeff for the sample!
    • Nose
      Starts lovely with lots of strawberries and tangerines gently intermingled with candy floss and shaved wood. Spices of camphor and cinnamon. Hints of shoe polish and maple syrup as well. Vanilla at the background. This is all you want in a bourbon. Could nose this for hours.
    • Taste
      Wow, what a silky mouthfeel. Rich and round with lots of dark cherries. Fudgy notes of sticky-toffee-pudding and butterscotch. It's all very creamy and chewy. Custard powder. Later on whiff of walnuts and toasted almonds. Firm on tannins. Dusty spices of rye and cloves. Beautiful.
    • Finish
      Long with ginger and a little nutmeg. Old leather. Pine and spearmint at the end. Perfect balanced bourbon.

  2. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Purchased for $425 on the secondary market in mid-2017, and that's considered cheap. It's very quaffable and nice, but I regret paying that money for just "nice" -- plenty of other stuff by Willett's or Four Roses better than this for a fraction of the cost. This does not have enough of a backbone to be part of a tasting if it has other cask strength bourbons -- its easy-going demeanor can be easily overwhelmed. However, with that said, I do appreciate its fresh nose and a very nice,  sweet, caramel taste leading into butterscotch.

    PS: After having this opened for about a year, I am beginning to appreciate this smooth, mellow National Distillers spirit more and more. Sometimes, 50% is better than cask strength at 60% or more.


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