Here is a interesting pour. Old Grand Dad Bottled in Bond. Distilled in 1950. Bottled in 1955.
Proof: 100, bottled in bond
Source: Old Grand Dad Distilling Company
Tasted: Neat in a glencairn glass from a vintage miniature bottle
Nose: The primary note is strange. Almost like a old floral bar of soap. That is the best way I can describe it. Past that get some nice notes of rye spice, citrus, and vanilla.
Palate: Oh no! Heavy on that old floral bar of soap. No bueno. Dry. Slight caramel.
Finish: You guessed it. More old soap. Touch of rye spice. Make it stop.
Grade: F = Crap
This could have been just a bad miniature bottle. I’m not sure as I’m just starting to get into dusties (aka whiskies bottled in the 1900’s). This was also my first ever taste from a vintage miniature bottle. Not sure if the miniature bottles can go bad. Whiskey appeared to be in great condition. Either way, this whiskey was undrinkable. Drain pour!Tags: Bourbon, bourbon blog, bourbon ranking, bourbon review, cleveland, old grand dad, review, whiskey, Whiskey blog, Whiskey review