Solid Value, The ABV Network
OGD 114 was heavy on the ethanol right after being poured. As the ethanol dissipated, pleasant aromas of rye spice and brown sugar gave way to traditional oak and caramel notes. The boldness of this bourbon cannot be understated. There’s a ton of spice from the high rye mash, but the softness of dark fruits, oak, and vanilla still manage to come through. The alcohol can overpower you at times, but it doesn’t make this a hard drinking bourbon.
Be ready for a long finish that keeps you on the edge of your seat. The spices of cinnamon and red hots overwhelm the back of the tongue while slowly dissipating over a few minutes.