OGD 114 comes in a corked bottle that is shorter than their regular stuff, by that I mean the 80 proof and 100 proof expressions. It has a black label and can be found just about anywhere they sell Bourbon. Usually goes between $20 to $25 and is, duh, 114 proof. We could not find an age statement on the bottle nor online.
On a side note, the picture on all OGD Bourbons is Basil Hayden, another legendary figure in Bourbon lore.
Ron: Great nose, I got the usual caramel, oak, and vanilla. Under that I could detect traces of citrus, leather and even a little chocolate.
Todd: At 114 proof it was almost too hot to smell anything, about burnt my nose. With a little water, I too got the caramel and the oak. Also had secondary aromas of sweet leather, citrus and chocolate.
Funny thing, while tasting, we both said chocolate at the same time.
Ron: Hot! Needs water, even hot then. Finally, after 2 cubes melted I got a very good sweet taste of caramel, oak, vanilla, spice and leather. Also got a hint of what reminded me of a praline.
Todd: Wow! You have to be more of a man than me to drink this neat. I too let 2 cubes melt completely then added a little water. Having said that, once done I got a lot of flavors, including toffee, wood, and spice. It was also somewhat sweet and it seemed I could detect a trace of smokiness.
Ron: Long finish that has a citrus taste as well a a little musty.
Todd: Nice finish with a touch of what I can only describe as a medicine like flavor.
Ron: For the price, this is a must have.
Todd: After a lot of water/ice. I found this to be a very engaging Bourbon.
Nose 4.5 out of 5
Taste 8 out of 10
Finish 4 out of 5
Total 16.5 out of 20 barrels
OGD 114 is a great value and a really good drink. Just remember to water it down a lot. Being 114 proof is even more of a deal because you are buying less water. Given it’s spicy nature and since it has such a high proof, we found 114 to be a good mixer as well.