Old Grand Dad 114 Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is bottled at barrel-strength, delivering the full flavor of bourbon whiskey with notes of the spicy character of a higher percentage of rye in the bourbon mash. It is noticeably spicy on the nose, with strong oak notes and deeper hints of rye grains, leather, and candied sugar. The bourbon's taste retains many of the spicier flavors, including pepper and tobacco, with the slight sweetness from the aroma becoming more discernible through touches of pear, apricot, vanilla, and caramel that are evident on the palate. Long-lasting notes of oak and vanilla dominate the finish. The brand has been named in honor of Colonel R.B. Hayden's grandfather, Basil Hayden. Old Grand Dad is specifically formulated with more rye for a lighter, spicier flavor. Old Grand Dad 114 Proof Bourbon Whiskey honors Basil Hayden's longstanding Old Grand-Dad recipe by utilizing a higher rye content for a lighter, spicier bourbon. The bourbon's unique mash bill, combined with the barrel-strength bottling, results in a perfect balance of smoothness and flavor. Enjoy!