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    OGD proof change?

    I was persuing the Michigan liquor list today and I noticed something odd. The standard Old Grand Dad was listed as 80 proof, not 86. This could be a mistake, but given the recent MM business, I don't know. Anybody heard anything about this or noticed 80 proof OGD in the wild?
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    Re: OGD proof change?

    I'm working from memory, but I thought they had both an 80 and 86 proof version in addition to the BiB and 114.
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    Re: OGD proof change?

    I've never seen an 80 proof one. The 80, BiB and 114 are the only grand dads in the current MI price book.
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    Re: OGD proof change?

    I was probably thinking of Basil Hayden's.
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    Re: OGD proof change?

    I was told by a friend that the 86 was discontinued and replaced with the 80. His wife drinks the 86 exclusively and he has been running around town stocking up on the handles. He is the liquor manager for a large store so I would guess he did his homework and is accurate with his statement. I have seen both bottles recently in helping him find more. I find it interesting that the font they used for the proof makes the 80 look like 86 from a distance. A very sly maneuver. Squire, didn't they consult you before doing this?

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    Re: OGD proof change?

    Binnys and SV both list it at 80 proof.

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    Re: OGD proof change?

    Better to drop the 86 than the BIB or the 114....but damn, I hate this trend.


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    Re: OGD proof change?

    Bradley, sometimes the voice of reason is drowned in a sea of avarice.

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    Re: OGD proof change?

    This ain't a shortage, this is just greed on the part of Beam. Shame.

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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.


    I agree. Or raise prices. Would anybody here stop buying OGD 114 if it cost $5-$10 more? I doubt very many would. I wouldn't. It's worth at least that, and I would rather pay more than lose that and the BiB.
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