Old Grand-Dad Bonded, 50%

Price: $25 Issue: Fall 2014 Reviewer: Fred Minnick

The new packaging of Old Grand-Dad doesn't say bottled in bond, but only “bonded.” At first look, the impression is not good. The straw color makes me think it's young. Then grains burst out of the glass with a hint of mint. Is this repackaged young whiskey? Then, to my surprise, an explosion. Baking spices, freshly baked bread, and cinnamon roll bring this whiskey home. I'd love to taste it after a few more years in the barrel, but it's mighty tasty as it is now.