N: An oddly spicy and alcohol-heavy nose with a kind of curiously integrated peat to it. There's some light vanilla and oak there; the whole thing is sharp and going off in a dozen different directions. Lightly antiseptic. A slight suggestion of sherry but everything is quite loud over it. Slight citrus.
P: Very thin. LIght mix of peatiness and white pepper. Some sherry undertones to it, a bit of cinnamon that's somewhat sharp; black pepper later on. Very faint show of oranges.
F: Slightly dry wood, white pepper, moderate sherry and a faintly rubbery peat influence.
Same as the Fifties, this is just uninteresting. It's got a slight peat influence but it's not sitting beautifully like real ones from the era. It's definitely in the same direction as some mid-30s Macallan, just a lot younger and needing many more years in wood to settle down and develop. It lacks some richness in the peat. Pass unless you get a sample.
P: Very diluted tasting though with a somewhat oily mouthfeel. Spice is probably the dominant flavor character with a touch of peat that grows through midpalate. There are good flavors it there, but I wish they were stronger.
F: Spice and some smoke with a hint of sherry.
Not bad stuff to be drinking during the Depression. At a higher strength, this could be really good. At this strength it just tastes diluted.