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    BOTM 4/13: Old Grand Dad 114

    No, it's not an April Fools joke. I'm just early for a change.

    OGD 114 has been done before, but it's been a little over 6 years. Besides, with all the talk lately, I thought this might be a pretty good time to revisit it. Why not?

    My thoughts....I know all the love given OGD 114 here, but I have to say that I just don't care for it all that much. I don't hate it, but the combo of heat and spiciness it has just doesn't agree with my tastes. That's just me. Y'all know me and my love for wheaters. Regardless of what I think, I still know what a good bourbon, and great value OGD 114 is. Soooooooo...........

    ......Cheers to everyone, and happy posting. Let's hear it for OGD 114!

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    Re: BOTM 4/13: Old Grand Dad 114

    Might be early, but I forgot to make it a sticky. Bump....
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    Re: BOTM 4/13: Old Grand Dad 114

    I kept a bottle at my desk for about a year now. It's not often that I go to it. I find it too aggressively hot and spicy for normal sipping (even with water) unless I'm really in the mood for something so big. However, when no one is around late at night, I might pour a little into my can of Diet Coke...

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    Re: BOTM 4/13: Old Grand Dad 114

    Oh, where do I start. Old Grand Dad 114 is a full flavored, full bodied, traditional, old school, old style Bourbon just like your Father and Grand Father used to drink. Full without being heavy, rich without being sweet, spicy without sharp edginess, round, smooth and powerful.

    This is one I wouldn't change. I wouldn't say, for instance, that I would like to try it with more age or at a higher proof. It is fully mature as is and has all the alcohol punch one could wish. In a direct comparison with the 86 and 100 proof OGDs the 114 comes across as more mature with greater balance and finesse.

    If this were to be introduced today it would cost at least twice as much and receive rave reviews.

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    Re: BOTM 4/13: Old Grand Dad 114

    I'm not sure I should even try to add to what squire said above but I will say this. It seems like OGD 114 is a little less hot and better balanced as of late. I can't put my finger on it exactly. I'm not always in the mood for it but when I am it hits the spot like nothing else.
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    Re: BOTM 4/13: Old Grand Dad 114

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Oh, where do I start. Old Grand Dad 114 is a full flavored, full bodied, traditional, old school, old style Bourbon just like your Father and Grand Father used to drink. Full without being heavy, rich without being sweet, spicy without sharp edginess, round, smooth and powerful.

    This is one I wouldn't change. I wouldn't say, for instance, that I would like to try it with more age or at a higher proof. It is fully mature as is and has all the alcohol punch one could wish. In a direct comparison with the 86 and 100 proof OGDs the 114 comes across as more mature with greater balance and finesse.

    If this were to be introduced today it would cost at least twice as much and receive rave reviews.
    Ditto on all accounts. I could not have said it any better than Squire did.

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    Re: BOTM 4/13: Old Grand Dad 114

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Oh, where do I start. Old Grand Dad 114 is a full flavored, full bodied, traditional, old school, old style Bourbon just like your Father and Grand Father used to drink. Full without being heavy, rich without being sweet, spicy without sharp edginess, round, smooth and powerful.

    This is one I wouldn't change. I wouldn't say, for instance, that I would like to try it with more age or at a higher proof. It is fully mature as is and has all the alcohol punch one could wish. In a direct comparison with the 86 and 100 proof OGDs the 114 comes across as more mature with greater balance and finesse.

    If this were to be introduced today it would cost at least twice as much and receive rave reviews.
    can't really improve on this as squire nails it. i'm happy i can find this readily without need to bunker.
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    Re: BOTM 4/13: Old Grand Dad 114

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Oh, where do I start. Old Grand Dad 114 is a full flavored, full bodied, traditional, old school, old style Bourbon just like your Father and Grand Father used to drink. Full without being heavy, rich without being sweet, spicy without sharp edginess, round, smooth and powerful.

    This is one I wouldn't change. I wouldn't say, for instance, that I would like to try it with more age or at a higher proof. It is fully mature as is and has all the alcohol punch one could wish. In a direct comparison with the 86 and 100 proof OGDs the 114 comes across as more mature with greater balance and finesse.

    If this were to be introduced today it would cost at least twice as much and receive rave reviews.
    I'll echo again that Squire pretty much covered it. My only addition ... I like it!
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    Re: BOTM 4/13: Old Grand Dad 114

    I love OGD114! Squire pretty much hit the nail on the head. I really hope Beam keeps it in production and never changes it.

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    Re: BOTM 4/13: Old Grand Dad 114

    It's been years since I've had OGD114 and now I'm inspired to go get me some. Not available in my state (NH) so a trip across the border is indicated.

    Cheers!

 

 

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