What bourbon do you reach for from the bottom shelf?

One of the bourbon whiskeys we grab is Jim Beam Distillery Old Grand-Dad Bottled in Bond.

The Old Grand-Dad brand was created by Raymond B. Hayden and named after his grandfather Meredith Basil Hayden, Sr. The bourbon has been in production since the 1800’s, including during Prohibition when it was produced by American Medicinal Spirits Co., a pharmaceutical company. Today it is made by Beam Suntory.

We hope you enjoy Jim and Mike’s review.

Tasting Notes: Old Grand-Dad Bottled in Bond

Vital Stats: This is a true high rye mash bill that is 63% Corn, 27% Rye, 10% Malted Barley. A bottled in bond that is 4 years old, 100 proof, with a MSRP of $25.

Nose: Spice and worn leather. Cinnamon bears and heavy corn.

Palate: The cinnamon spice is very present almost like Big Red Chewing Gum with a Cinnabon Roll. Light oak, leather, and that antique nutty wood is present.

Finish: A medium pleasant experience. There is very little Kentucky hug with the spice staying on the back of the tongue.

Overall:  At this price it’s a buy all day long for both us. This is something everyone should have in their shelf. A great bourbon to introduce new bourbon drinkers to.

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