Saturday, February 15, 2014

BOLO Old Grand Dad 114

Readers of this blog know that I do a lot of personal barrel picks and that tends to be my focus in many of my posts.  Because of this I don't write much about off the shelf offerings but that's because I really don't buy that many plus there are many other bloggers that write about regular offerings.

I won't provide a review of Old Grand Dad 114 at his time but I did want to alert readers to be on the lookout for the latest batch of ODG114.  Specifically, the 2012 and 2013 releases have been much better than previous releases.  I can't speak as to why but many of my fellow enthusiasts are talking about this bourbon and commenting on the quality of the pour.  In order to find out the bottling year, flip the bottle over and look for a 12 or 13 in the upper right corner of the bottom.  I managed to find another 2012 bottle yesterday and picked it up for $22; what a deal.

This bourbon is a great drinker, full of flavor and the proof is really under control.  I've already killed off one bottle but I've bunkered 5 others so I can enjoy this for years to come.

4 comments:

  1. Yep, here in TX you can find it as cheap as $18-$19 if you look around. I've never had any other vintage than 2012. I looked at one of my bottles and noticed its from 2010. Is there a huge difference? I just thought that they were all good and older was better.

    Joe

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    1. I can't say anything about the 2010 but a friend of mine noted it was not nearly as good as the 2012/2013 batches. TX prices are fantastic. If I wanted to shave a few bucks off the VA price, I could travel to Montgomery Cnty MD but it's not worth the round trip unless buying in volume.

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  2. Thanks for the tip on this one! I picked up a bottle near me (in NY) for $26, and would still say it's a steal. I've never tried OGD114 before, so have no basis of comparison, but it's damn tasty, and smooth as hell even neat. Tons of juicy orange flavor with plenty of cinnamon and vanilla. For the price, I think it's my new favorite.

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    1. You're welcome Adam....glad you enjoyed it. Another value bottle you should look for is Evan Williams Bottled in Bond (white label). Run's about $16 in my area and it fly's under the bourbon radar.

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