Review #13 – Old Grand Dad, Bottled in Bond

Review #13 | /r/Bourbon Review #11 – Old Grand Dad, Bottled in Bond (2015)

The Schtick: 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. Let’s see how it is.

Distiller: Beam/Suntory

Bottler: Beam/Suntory

ABV: 50% ABV

Age: NAS (BiB means at least 4 years, though)

Source: Bottle, purchased

Nose: It smells like a solid bourbon. Brown sugar, cinnamon, a tiny bit of wood. If this came as a Glade plugin, I’d 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 there’s 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.

Rank: 5


1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Insurpassable | No better exists


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