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  1. #21
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    Re: OGD proof change?

    Go get em, Scoop!

  2. #22
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    Re: OGD proof change?

    I've asked for information through my contacts too. It's definitely a change, I just don't know when it occurred. Anybody have an 80 proof bottle?

    The why is pretty simple. Beam perceives OGD as a mature brand that isn't attracting new drinkers, so they mostly care about keeping current drinkers. They figure they'll lose more of them with a price hike than with a proof cut, so proof cut it is.

    Or maybe they just needed something to do with all the extra water they aren't using at Maker's Mark.

    Anyway, check this out.
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    Re: OGD proof change?

    Ooopsie. A little disconnect between the right and left side of the page.


    40%, 50%, 57% ----- becomes -------- 86 proof, 100 proof, 114 proof??
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  4. #24
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    Re: OGD proof change?

    Quote Originally Posted by callmeox View Post
    Ooopsie. A little disconnect between the right and left side of the page.


    40%, 50%, 57% ----- becomes -------- 86 proof, 100 proof, 114 proof??
    The guy that manages the facebook page must be an actual old grand dad.

  5. #25
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    Re: OGD proof change?

    By the way, STOP with the OGD threads, just STOP! You're like my kids, stop messing around, you're going to ruin it.

  6. #26
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    Re: OGD proof change?

    He must be 114 years old.

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    Re: OGD proof change?

    So, any suggestions as to what I should ask when I'm on the line?
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  8. #28
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    Re: OGD proof change?

    Sure, when and why? And "what, if anything, still makes Old Grand-Dad premium?"

  9. #29
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    Re: OGD proof change?

    Depressing news.

    Whatever, Beam. You win... I don't care anymore.

  10. #30
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    Re: OGD proof change?

    Quote Originally Posted by soad View Post
    Better to drop the 86 than the BIB or the 114....but damn, I hate this trend.
    +1.

    I consider downgrading the OGD 86 least of many possible evils. But that's probably because I only get the BIB or the 114.
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