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Old Grandad 114 proof

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Old Grandad 114 proof

Postby bamber » Wed Jul 07, 2004 8:25 am

Tried a new bourbon last night that is not in JM's book. Here are my tasting notes, with JM style scores:

Nose: Sharp rye, oak and spice - 21

Taste: Massive rye and spice, balanced by honey and maple syrup. Berry fruit. - 24

Finish: Hot long and peppery / dry / oak. - 24.

Balance: Simple delicious powerful whisky: 22. Tastes better than it smells.

Total: 91.
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Postby brian12069 » Tue Jul 27, 2004 2:19 am

I just got a bottle of this as a gift...strong but very tastey :)
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Postby bamber » Wed Jul 28, 2004 2:06 pm

Sure is tasty :)
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Postby brian12069 » Wed Jul 28, 2004 10:47 pm

bamber...you know I tried this stuff again last night and I absolutely LOVE it. Very nice flavor. Kinda Mapley.....
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Postby bamber » Thu Jul 29, 2004 12:07 pm

It really is a great whisky that grows on you.

It is very popular with the posters at http://www.straightbourbon.com - some of them rate it above the likes of GTS and the rest.

BTW you should check out those pages (if you haven't already). There are a lot of real fans of American whisky there.

Strong and smooth. I'd never even heard of it until they recommeded it to me.

Just noticed you recently posted there on George Dickel :)
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Postby brian12069 » Fri Jul 30, 2004 1:06 am

ya...chat over there too... :shock:
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Postby r0b » Mon Aug 09, 2004 2:05 am

The 114 is the only one that is above average in the range. The standard is below Jim Beam White IMO. Austere and out of sync...

I seem to enjoy bourbon the best when it has reached 6 years. Old Taylor is a wonderful example. It's a fantastic whiskey for it's price (€15 in Europe).
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Postby brian12069 » Mon Aug 09, 2004 3:03 am

I just had some old Taylor 6 year, wasn't bad, kinda reminded me of Beam white label.
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Postby Frodo » Fri Sep 17, 2004 3:20 pm

The Old Grandad 114 was recently on sale from the Ontario Liquer Control Board. I was tempted to buy, but my concern is that it seems that its fans are people who drink cask strength wiskey without watering it down. For $30 cdn it does seem like a good deal though.

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Postby bamber » Mon Sep 20, 2004 9:31 am

Costs £ 30 here - if you can get it. For those that like their bourbon to be potent.
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Postby Frodo » Mon Sep 20, 2004 7:47 pm

Jeeeze: I woulda thunk I was mugged. Yikes!! :shock:
Clearly it's worth it for you. Come to think of it, drinking it at that abv might mimic that feeling as well (for someone who isn't used to it).

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Postby bamber » Tue Sep 21, 2004 8:35 am

:D :D
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