Old Grand Dad BIB (1945)
Added on Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012 at 09:42 AM
  Bottler: Old Grand Dad Distillery
  Age: 4 yrs Type: American
  Vintage: 1945 Subtype: Bourbon
  ABV: 50.00 % Region: Kentucky
  Price: $75 Availability: Collectors Only
Bottled 1949.
Member Ratings and Notes
Tim
 

N: Nice, beautiful wood presence. Rich black cherry, light vanilla and a trace of raw sugar. 

 

P: Warm, nice heat; cinnamon, wood and pepper. Light varnish. 
 
F: Light white pepper, slightly dry. A little chewy, wood tannins and light red wine. 
 
Nice - dries on the late palate and finish. Not far removed from modern OBSV and OBSK Four Roses.  

 
Sku
 

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.

 
Adam
 

Slowly emerging clove, cinnamon, honey, oak, vanilla, and red berries. All lighter but layered.

 

The palate is pretty much what the nose said it would be, with notes of apple pie. Quite tasty and drinkable forever. Finish is a mild, medium-length fade. This isn't knock your socks off stuff -- more like a warm pair of comfy socks. 

 
Chris
 
N: Odd, tobacco, herbal spice, clove cigarettes, dusty.
P: Light and fruity, almost like an herbal strawberry tea.
F: Gets quite wood in the finish, a little funky. 
Dan
 
Beautiful OGD color with rich caramel and slightly spicy nose. I got some spicy rye, pepper and a little sugar in my mouth. Went down easy. [11/9/12] 
Andy
 

n:  Kero syrup and caramel

 

p:  Red hots and oak.  Sweet and smooth.  Little spunk.

 
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