Old Grand-Dad is a special kind of whiskey. Sure we could discuss the price point, or the values of possessing a high rye percentage, or even the fact that it’s distinctive burnt orange label is friggin’ tough as nails. But the fact is, Old Grand-Dad whiskey is a family legacy in liquid form.You see Old Grand-Dad was a distiller named Basil Hayden and as any good man does 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.” And for that fact it’s the perfect whiskey.