Nose: full and quite smoky. Smoked meat, salty sherrynotes and tea.
Mouth: Slightly bitter. Like other blends from it’s day, the palate on this is very light. Less so than the 1970’s Vat 69 or the 1960’s Haig, but still there’s very little happening on the palate.
Finish: medium long, and quite hot and fruity.
It’s almost like they engineered blends to smell nice, but taste like water in the 1960’s. Either that, or most of these old blends have lost much of their original (already low) ABV due to evaporation. It’s a petty, because the nose was promising, but it didn’t quite deliver.