You’re in luck, pal! Because even though this bottle of Old Grand-Dad was released by Jim Beam, who took over the brand from National Distillers in 1987 and ruined the Old Grand-Dad flavor profile completely, this particular 1991 release was still made at the Old Grand-Dad Distillery in Frankfort. Generally speaking, 1992 and 1993 are transition years, so you might be getting the old juice, you might be getting the new juice. This release marks one of the very last bottles of the National Distiller age, the company that also owned Old Crow and Old Taylor. Old Grand-Dad was created by Raymond B. Hayden in the late 19th century. He named the brand after his grandfather Meredith Basil Hayden Sr., a well-known distiller in the 18th century, known as the ‘Father of High Rye Bourbon’. The unmistakable portrait of Basil Hayden Sr. is depicted on each bottle.