From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulysses_S._Grant
"Grant's favorite brand of bourbon whiskey was Old Crow."
I wonder how close today's Old Crow is to the historic version?
As Chuck C. says in FAQ #29
"The Old Crow you buy today is essentially the same whiskey as Jim Beam White Label, or maybe not even quite that good. Beam considers it a "bottom shelf" brand. They don't give it much support and they certainly don't put their best whiskey in the bottles."
Old Crow was the first bourbon I ever purchased under the guidance of my father-in-law when assembling a basic bar collection. I tried it...did not think much of it...at that time...probably hated it...but my tastes have changed since then...though I doubt I would like it any better per Chuck's comment above.