Old Grand Dad 100. Meh
So I am almost to the bottom of my Elijah Craig 12 bottle, which I am thoroughly enjoying, and I decided to line up the next bottle to follow it (I am going through the bourbons a bottle at a time to really get to know each). Was staring at the rack at the store and my eyes went down a shelf and found the Old Grandad in 100 proof. I thought I would give it a try as a frugal (as if American Whiskey is not frugal enough in the world of Whiskey's) alternative since I have heard it pop up in threads before.
I don't think I am a fan. Keep in mind I am drinking it with just a splash of filtered water (I think most folks use Grand Dad for mixing). There is something unappealing about it and I can't put my finger on it. Not much depth to it, and an almost chemical/artificial taste to it.
I am still happy with my purchase as it can move to the back of the shelf and serve as a mixer whiskey, but wanted to get this out there for those who think this could be their daily sipper. I think next time I want to go lighter on the wallet I may go for some more mainstream ones like a varietal of Beam or Jack to see if there is a viable sipping option at or below $20 (my current best value go-to is Dickel).
Progress, Labs/Astra SP, Semogue 1520, Tabac, Palmolive, Speick, Arlington, MWF, Arko.