Monday 13 February 2017

Old Grand-Dad 114 Bourbon Review

Hi everyone,

Back with another Bourbon review from the eyes of a Scotch man.

I was in a restaurant in Cardiff the other day and spotted this high strength Bourbon. Caught my eye because we don't get much of that here. There wasn't anything else interesting and the barman gave me 20% off! So, great result really.

Old Grand Dad 114 57%
Colour: Light Bronze
Body: Full
Nose: Intense, of course. Lots of fresh oak, freshly sawn oak planks, mint sprig, salted caramel. After a second, lovely but intense spices- Clove, cinnamon, ginger.
Taste: Woah, soft first then a great building development with a good helping of oak and lots of complex spice. Dry with sawn oak planks, a little spicy toffee, cinnamon, lots of clove, ginger, rye-type spice.
Finish: Long length. Complex spices leave slowly.
A pretty dry and classic Bourbon but a rare balance achieved.
Didn't know this was from Beam at the time, so wasn't looking for/didn't get any of the funky type of flavour you Bourbonites talk about.
For reference GTS was my favourite Bourbon so far with 80/100.

Thanks for reading!
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