Thanks to /u/I_SAID_NO_GOLDFISH for the sample of this dram. I served it up to my fellow Toronto Whiskey Nerds recently.
Prior to having Old Grand-Dad 114, I and others had reviewed 3 Canadian whiskies, and not great ones.
Then we moved onto this one. And I, honestly, don’t know much about it. At all. I know that Beam Suntory calls it one of “The Olds”, making me wonder if it’s one of the Old Ones from H.P. Lovecraft’s books. Delving below my conscious, stirring rough thoughts that we all have, floating them up into my face.
So was I about to drink pure Madness? No, of course not. That’s fucked up and out of one of my Dungeons and Dragons games. No.
Originally created by Raymond B. Hayden, this is named after his Grandfather, Basil Hayden, Sr. That’s something to live up to. I’ve had Basil before… will…
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