Old Grand-Dad Bottled-in-Bond Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Old Grand-Dad Bottled-in-Bond

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  • Distiller:

    Beam

  • Bottler:

    Beam

  • ABV:

    50%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 71
  • Publication: SpiritSurveyor
  • Excerpt: I think at $20, it is very solid and if you want spice, this would be your house bottle. I prefer a little sweeter and would go with Evan Williams BiB at this price point, but it’s down to personal preference.
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  • Raided Score: 84
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: Brûléed sugars along with more orange and oak appear on the palate with a touch of black pepper. The finish is of moderate length with citrus, toasted barrel sugars, and corn.
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  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: Baking spices, freshly baked bread, and cinnamon roll bring this whiskey home. I’d love to taste it after a few more years in the barrel, but it’s mighty tasty as it is now.
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: Gratuitous vanilla throughout mixed with a light blend of citrus and corn. Not blasting or intrusive, but quite light with an easy finish and traces of caramel.
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  • Raided Score: 76
  • Publication: Modern Thirst
  • Excerpt: Those seeking a powerful spice-bomb of a bourbon at a low cost will undoubtedly enjoy this, and it is a high value selection for those of similar taste references.
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  • Raided Score: 94
  • Publication: Wine Enthusiast
  • Excerpt: Smoother than a high-proof whiskey might be expected to be, it holds up to dilution, still showing lots of flavor even with branchwater added.
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  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: This is a phenomenal bottling, especially for the value.
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  • Raided Score: 87
  • Publication: Whiskey Consensus
  • Excerpt: This might not appeal to folks who are rye-averse, but at $25 or less, it sure delivers a fair punch of flavor. The high-rye profile and 100 proof bring enough heat to cut through a cocktail as well.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: Old Grand-Dad Bonded is a damn good bourbon for a damn good price.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Breaking Bourbon
  • Excerpt: Old Grand-Dad Bonded might not have the snazziest packaging design, but at $25, this quality, storied bourbon should have a place on every bourbon drinker's shelf.
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  • Intro:

    Sitting between OGD86 and OGD114, this is Old Grand Dad Bottled in Bond. The Bottled in Bond act is one of the most well known pieces of legislature in bourbon, and it helps ensure consumers saw quality products after prohibition, and helped the government see some nice tax income also. Lets see how it is.

  • Nose:

    It smells like a solid bourbon. Brown sugar, cinnamon, a tiny bit of wood. If this came as a Glade plugin, Id buy it.

  • Taste:

    Tastes like a literal dram of butter. I like it. A lot. Vanilla follows through along with a little hint of taffy. No spice and theres very very little burn for a 100pf.

  • Finish:

    Longer than the WT101 and still very buttery. It teeters on the edge of some caramel/nougat notes too, which seems very fitting for the holidays.

  • Overall:

    This is a phenomenal bottling, especially for the value.

  • Score:

    5

  • By t8ke
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