Old Grand Dad is a bourbon whiskey distilled at the Booker Noe Plant in Boston, Kentucky. The company was created by Raymond B. Hayden and named after his grandfather Basil Hayden, Sr., a well known distiller during his lifetime who is depicted on the front of each bottle. Today, it is a Beam Inc. brand.
The Hayden family's first commercial distillery was created in 1840 and the Whiskey has been in production since that time - despite several changes of ownership. In 1899, Old Grand-Dad was sold to the Wathen family, whose broad interests in the whiskey business later formed the American Medicinal Spirits Company and the foundations of National Distillers Group. During prohibition, the company produced "medicinal whiskey" for sick, blind, and lame patients. In 1987, National Distillers Group sold the spirits business to the Fortune Brands holding company, which became Beam Inc. Today, Old Grand-Dad is one of the ten best selling straight whiskies, coming in three different bottling proofs: 86 proof, 100 proof "Bonded," and 114 'Barrel Proof' in a short height bottle often found at holidays in a gift box package.