Old Grand Dad Bottled in Bond Bourbon
Colonel Raymond B. Hayden named Old Grand Dad bourbon after his grandfather, Basil Hayden. Basil was known for making bourbon with a higher percentage of rye, and today Old Grand Dad is made from Jim Beam’s higher rye bourbon mash bill of 63% corn, 27% rye, and 10% malted barley.
Old Grand Dad Bottled in Bond is aged for a minimum of four years before bottling at 100 proof. The nose leans strongly towards cinnamon spice with some caramel and burnt oak in the background. Sweet and spicy cinnamon leads the palate as well, giving way to notes of dark fruit. The finish brings some caramel sweetness and a pleasant touch of oak.