Price Point: $20 – $30 for 750 ML
Ah, once again, a high proof whiskey to review. I can’t help myself sometimes – I find I usually get much more flavor out of these. Even when I know I’m holding a lesser quality whiskey in my hands, I still get excited to see if the higher alcohol can highlight a flavor that may otherwise be non-existent in the standard bottling.
Old Grand Dad 114 isn’t known in the whiskey world as an outstanding bourbon. But, why not give it a try – I’ve seen mainstream whiskeys at high proof do well before.
There’s a quick and almost painful alcohol burn on the nose of Old Grand Dad 114 as soon as you bring your glass up to your face. It has a simple bourbon sweet / bitter smell – not the best nose.
This whiskey is nicer in the mouth than on the nose, with less rye than most Beam products. This is a bit closer to whiskeys like Benchmark, but much hotter and sweeter.
The finish is long and spicy.
Rating & Recommendations
Old Grand Dad 114 is a simple bourbon, earning a respectable 78 out of 100.
This is an okay whiskey with a nice value for the proof. You can get a lot more out of your bottle of Old Grand Dad 114 than your typical bourbon.