Old Grand Dad Bottled in Bond
Added on Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 09:14 PM
  Bottler: Jim Beam
  Age: 4 yrs Type: American
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Bourbon
  ABV: 50.00 % Region: Kentucky
  Price: $20 Availability: Wide
Member Ratings and Notes
Sweet, with a noticeable rye influence.  But it's a bit hot and a bit rough in the finish.  Nothing fancy. 
N: Rye dominated with citrus and floral notes.
P: The high rye content really shines through with some big spice, vanilla, and a hint of breakfast cake.   Dry to slightly oily.
F:  Long and clean, spice lingers.
I tried a slew of low priced bourbons when selecting those for the American Whiskey Primer, and this was my favorite in the ryed bourbon category. 
Nose: Toffee, maple syrup, banana and rye

Palate: Syrupy, vanilla with some spice in the background (pepper) then at the very end a nice woody note.

Finish: Wood, vanilla extract, corn syrup.

A decent balance of sweet and woody notes if a bit one dimensional.  
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