Tuesday, 10 February 2009

OLD GRAND-DAD 114 proof

Extremely dry and spicy. Apples in the background. After warming the glass in hand, toffee sweetness and modest charcoal appears. Quite complex.

Elegant candy-like sweetness with an undercurrent of heavily dry pepper which rocks the balance somewhat.

Mindnumbingly dry. A little of that aforementioned sweetness can be detected at the back of the throat.

This should be from Jim Beam stock, albeit an earlier version than the existing one (different neck label). Many redeeming features on display but let down by an über-obtrusive dryness.

Rating: 7,5/10

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