My wife @mrsbozz and I have a routine pretty much every weekend that we are home. Friday we drive to the store after work and get groceries for the coming week and then we go out to eat.
I am guessing compared to most people, our liquor cabinet is pretty lame. We have a half gallon of Skyy vodka that has been up there forever, one or two other random liqueurs, a half gallon of Captain Morgan, and whatever bottles of whiskey I haven't polished off.
I have a couple of stand-by's that I try to keep on hand (Jameson, Crown, Bulliet, Jack(for mixed drinks)), but occasionally I will spend some time at the store looking for something new or special. Sadly, because of our basement flooding, funds have been at a premium and I was down to my last swallow of Knob Creek Rye.
That meant it was time to pick up a new bottle on our weekly trip. @mrsbozz had some coupons for a couple of different brands, but I had remembered reading and saving an article that kept drawing me back to this bottle.
Of course I couldn't find the article on my phone when I needed it, so I ended up taking a gamble and buying this $28 bottle of Old Grand-Dad being not quite sure what I was getting into.
Once I got home I was able to verify that this was indeed the bottle that I thought it was. I had read an article where Whiskey enthusiasts recommended their favorite most under-rated whiskeys. Basically, the stuff you think is probably cheap, but actually ends up being really good.
I definitely agree with the person that selected this bourbon as their choice. I am pretty frugal to begin with even when our basement didn't flood, so $30 is about the most I feel comfortable spending on a fifth of whiskey.
Every now and then I will purchase a $40 or $50 bottle, but those times are pretty rare and usually only on special occasions. Perhaps one day when we hit a bull run again I can be afforded the luxury of some fine spirits.
Until then, I wouldn't hesitate to buy a bottle of this again. I really didn't expect it to be as smooth as it was and it has a very pleasant smokey and peppery after-taste that isn't too over powering. I have had some smoked whiskey's in the past that just end up being too much.
I am still a bit of a beginner when it comes to Whiskey's, Bourbons, Rye's, and Scotch so I prefer to drink mine on the rocks. When the ice just starts to melt a little bit a glass of this old Grand-Dad goes down as smooth as a mixed drink.
If you are an enthusiast, I suggest you not skip over this hidden gem and give it a try. Cheers!