Old Grand-Dad Bottled-In-Bond (1983 ND) Review

This is a 1983 Old Grand-Dad Bottled-In-Bond expression from National Distillers. Due to it being BIB, this is bottled at 50% ABV.

Nose: Very rich with layers of butterscotch, musty cardboard, cherry cough drops, savory corn bread topped with butter, and some heavy vanilla notes.

Palate: Vanilla dominant with brown sugar and butterscotch supporting – oak is perfectly balanced. Some peppery corn on the cob emerges after a couple sips.

Finish: Musty oak lingers with pepper and cinnamon on tip of tongue.

Rating: 92/100 – A very solid ND OGD – sometimes I find the musty notes to be a bit too overwhelming on these, but this has a perfect balance.

Value for the money: These old OGD BIB bottles have really exploded in value the last year or so (along with most other rare bourbons) – I’m guessing this would run $500+ currently, but in no way is it worth that. If this were available in stores, I’d be happy to pay up to $80-$100 for a bottle.

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