At the same time, I have open Johnnie Walker Black Label's blend from about the same time, ie the 80's, and I must say that I like it significantly more than Teacher's 12yo.
Very quiet to bland. Dusty hayloft, dried lemon zest, tea cakes and overripe, slightly rotten apple.
After adding water: apple, perfume, cane sugar and cinnamon.
Sour-sweet with a slight hint of smoke and a slight bitterness. Slightly pungent. Ginger, honey, bitter caramel, flour (beaten) apple, tanned half of lemon juice and sour milk.
After adding water: dark chocolate, cocoa (with milk), orange and plum.
Astringent and slightly woody. Herbal bitterness and special acidity. Chamomile, lime juice, grapefruit, grape tassel, apple juice and mint.
After adding water: unripe kiwifruit including peel, light waxyness, dried pear, blade of grass, citrus peel and cinnamon.