Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Old Grand-Dad 114

I figured Old Grand-Dad should be the first whiskey I talk about, seeing as it is my favorite. Having said that I think it is obvious that this post will mostly positive comments.

I don't even know where to start with this one, because it is just an all around great bourbon. I guess the value is its best feature. For a 750ml you pay around the $25 mark, which is average for any mediocre bourbon. However you are not just getting any old bourbon, this is the most robust, flavor packed, kick you in the nuts bourbon you will ever taste. Because I refuse to drink it with any rocks or water I get the full kick from the 57% alcohol, which I think is one of Old Grand-Dad's best features. It doesn't end there either, after your tongue gets used to Gran-Dad's rough style you get to experience the monster flavor.  For the most part you get that nice sweet bourbon flavor with a bitchin' woody taste(I guess thats what you get for aging it in oak barrels for several years) This still isn't what makes it the best though. There is some unknown flavor in Old Grand-Dad that just makes everything about stick. I wish I had words to describe it, but I don't think it's possible to relate it to anything else. It's what I would call the robustness of Old Grand-Dad, but this doesn't do it justice. Maybe one of you following my blog can help me put words to this magic flavor.  That is if it's even possible. I would recommend this bourbon to everyone, for me it is easily a 10/10, I don't think many people who have tried it will disagree with me.