Here we have the more powerful version of a favorite in the lounge Old Grand-Dad. The OG Dad is our common pick for a house bourbon since sadly Ezra is rare to find around these parts. I hadn’t heard about this but bought it purely on it being bonded – didn’t even realize the difference comes from it being a 100 proof bourbon – which I typically am not huge on.
Overall I would say despite what the metrics say below that I am still a fan of Old Grand-Dad, and maybe it’s because it’s a simple whiskey without all of the pomp and circumstance that come from some bourbons – while still not being some overhyped garbage. It’s the kind of whiskey I think I would want to make. Although in this case I’d want my whiskey to have a distinctive taste.
What they Say: “Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Bottled in Bond.”
Taste: 5.0 – It starts off rather stealthily much like the smell.
Aftertaste: 5.5 – Then the fire and brimstone arrive and you are overwhelmed by the power.
Burn/Smooth: 4.0 – Of course being 100 proof there is some burn here, but there’s a lot of warmth.
Aroma: 4.0 – I was expecting this to smell powerful, or even have a distinctive flavor, but aside from a bit of vanilla it really doesn’t have any aroma at all.
Manliness: 8.0 – This is just god damn manly, no wank – all grandpa, but overall while it doesn’t go too far out of it’s way it does well here.
W/ Rocks: 5.5 – You would hope the ice would temper the whiskey, but in truth it doesn’t do much here.
Whiskey and Coke: 7.0 – That is actually a pretty good whiskey and coke.
Value: 4.5 – I think I would still stick to the regular version of Old Grand-Dad.
Google Shop Average: $22
Metric Score: 37.75/70 |+| Metric Average: 5.39 |+| Reviewer Average: 5.0
Final Thoughts: I don’t think there’s much else to this line as it’s just another BeamGlobal brand, but I’m glad the Old Grand-dad line exists.
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