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.