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ThomasW
11-10-2008, 03:38
Some time ago we cleaned out the basement of my grandmother and I found three bottles of bourbon.
One of them was a bottle of OGD 86 proof, DSP KY 14.
By using the DSP number couldn't it be possible to see if it was distilled at Beam or National Distillers?
Does anyone know?

Rughi
11-10-2008, 08:32
Some time ago we cleaned out the basement of my grandmother and I found three bottles of bourbon.
One of them was a bottle of OGD 86 proof, DSP KY 14.
By using the DSP number couldn't it be possible to see if it was distilled at Beam or National Distillers?
Does anyone know?

DSP KY 14 is the Old Grand Dad distillery. It is used for warehousing and bottling; since the Beam takeover in 1987 distillation has ceased there.

Roger

ThomasW
11-10-2008, 10:48
Thanks for the info. Roger!

kickert
11-10-2008, 11:40
Does it say bottled at DSP KY 14 or distilled there?

ThomasW
11-10-2008, 11:55
It says "DISTILLED AND BOTTLED UNDER UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT SUPERVISION BY THE OLD GRAND DAD DISTILLERY COMPANY FRANKFORT KY DSP KY 14 USA"

kickert
11-10-2008, 12:15
sounds like it is the older stuff... before Beam shut down distillery operations there, but I am not expert. Hopefully someone else can shed some light.

Rughi
11-10-2008, 13:22
It says "DISTILLED AND BOTTLED UNDER UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT SUPERVISION BY THE OLD GRAND DAD DISTILLERY COMPANY FRANKFORT KY DSP KY 14 USA"

Mmmmmmmmm.........

ThomasW
11-11-2008, 11:44
So the bottle is probably an "original" Old Grand Dad.
By the way the two other bottles were Old Forester 80 proof and
I.W. Harper 86 proof.
They were all excellent pours but I thought the I.W. Harper was really
outstanding.:yum:
The only disappointment was that they were all miniature bottles. :cry:

cowdery
11-11-2008, 12:46
"Original" is stretching a point, since Old Grand-Dad is a pre-prohibition brand and the original distillery was in Nelson County, but pre-Beam it probably is.