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Old Grand Dad Bourbon Whiskey

Bourbon /40% ABV / Illinois, United States

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Illinois, United States

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Old Grand-Dad was a distiller named Basil Hayden who made his name by distilling a bourbon whiskey made with a higher percentage of rye. Basil Hayden passed along the art of distilling to his son and then, in turn, to his grandson. It was the third generation distiller, Colonel R.B. Hayden, who honored his grandfather by naming his justly famed whiskey “Old Grand-Dad.”

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4.814 Reviews
  • John Miller .
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    Love the taste

  • Comocat3
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    Very good and very reasonably priced

  • Shannon G.
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    husband seems to like it… no complaints. good for this price point for sure.

  • Dave

    Great budget bourbon. Doesn’t get much better at this price point.

  • Rik
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    Do you have this in 100 proof 80 helped but love my stronger

  • Marie B.
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    Dependable bourbon whiskey. Not too strong but you know it is whiskey. Good straight or mixed.

  • Howard Sharrott

    Great tasting budget bourbon. The rye offers a different taste and is different from the conventional sour mash. I love it room temperature served neat.

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  • Earl P.
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    My standard

  • Kevin K.
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    very good


Bourbon is a corn-based, aged spirit that, while legally can be produced anywhere in the U.S., is Kentucky’s signature liquor; in fact, Kentucky distilleries make 95% of the world’s bourbon and the Bluegrass State hosts over a million visitors annually for bourbon tasting tourism.
Because of the liquor’s aging process variation, bourbon’s colors range from light amber to dark caramel and each bottle must contain at least 40% ABV. Bourbon can only be called bourbon if it’s aged in an oak barrel; barrels must be new and are pre-charred to help the liquid extract as much flavor as possible from the wood.
Much like how a square is a rectangle, but a rectangle is not a square, bourbon is a whiskey — but because of the stricter standards set for bourbon distillers, most whiskies are not considered bourbons.
While both whiskey and bourbon are made from the same base ingredients (a predominantly corn mash, yeast and water), a spirit can only be called bourbon if it’s crafted in the United States, surpasses a minimum 40% ABV and is aged in new, charred, white oak barrels. Bourbons are generally on the younger side of the whiskey family (compared to older whiskies like scotch) and thus deliver a sweeter profile.
Bourbon’s ingredient list is short and sweet (literally): corn, other grains, water and yeast. Barley, wheat and rye grains are often featured in the mash composition alongside the liquor’s signature corn base, but even so, the FDA considers straight bourbon as a gluten-free product that is safe for those with Celiac Disease or for individuals who suffer from other forms of gluten intolerance.
Raise a glass to science: While rye, barley and wheat all contain the gluten protein, the actual gluten is removed during the bourbon’s distillation process, in which the gluten molecules are separated from the actual distillate used to make the final product.

Drizly's take

Featuring a rich legacy, Old Grand-Dad bourbon whiskey comes from Jim Bean distillery in Clermont, Kentucky. It's a bourbon-style whiskey with a rich, golden honey color. The Hayden family produces Old Grand-Dad bourbon whiskey, which is a popular variety of straight bourbon.

As you sip the Old Grand-Dad liquor, aromas of vanilla and caramel entice you, along with notes of banana, honey and brown butter. On the palate, this drink tastes like caramel and vanilla with a strong peppery flavor. This whiskey also features subtle hints of fruits and candied nuts and is easy to drink. Pair it with foods that feature smoky notes, which enhances the caramel-forward character of this drink. Ham, salami and cheeses, such as Parmesan or Gouda, are good choices. Get your bottle of this premium bourbon by shopping Drizly. Or see if we're in your city, and look for liquor stores on Drizly near you.

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