Brand Facts

  • Specifically formulated with more rye for a lighter, spicier flavor
  • First bottled: 1882
  • Experiencing a resurgence today among younger consumers rediscovering vintage bourbons
  • Top 10 selling standard bourbon brand
  • Traditional 86 Proof “Sweet-sour and woody with dashes of spice and caramel” - F. Paul Pacult’s Spirit Journal
  • Bottled in Bond 100 Proof
  • Extra whiskey character and flavor
  • 114 Proof Barrel Strength
  • “Potent and heady...with flavors of oak, pears, apricots, and dark caramel” - F. Paul Pacult’s Spirit Journal
  • During Prohibition, Old Grand-Dad was produced by a pharmaceutical company, the American Medicinal Spirits Co., and was one of the few distilled spirits permitted to be prescribed as medicine.

Old Grand-Dad®

Old Grand-Dad was a distiller named Basil Hayden who made his name by distilling a bourbon whiskey made with a higher percentage of rye. Basil Hayden passed along the art of distilling to his son and then, in turn, to his grandson. It was the third generation distiller, Colonel R.B. Hayden, who honored his grandfather by naming his justly famed whiskey “Old Grand-Dad.”