This bottle isn’t in great shape. The level is very low, the cork is saturated and there’s some kind of dry rot/scum around it and all under the significantly heavy lead seal. For £10 however, I deemed it worth the punt. The label states the abv and bottle size in three different formats. So, 26 2/3 fluid ounces=75cl=4/5th quart. As for the alcohol strength: 75 British proof=86 American proof=43 Gay Lussac. Lussac was the French chemist & physicist who [along with Alexander Von Humboldt], made the discovery that water is made up of two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen! His studies of alcohol-water mixtures led to the creation of degrees Gay-Lussac, used in certain countries to measure strength of alcoholic drinks.
The back label also credits the distilleries involved in this blend to be: Knockando, [what looks like] Strathmill and Glen Spey.
N: Initially nothing but a hazy boozy smell like an unfinished dram that has been left overnight. Really, nada. To the colour then: Darkish old gold with shades of orange-y browny-green.
T: Oh dear - nothing terrible, simply err,.. nothing. Eventually there are faint signs of life with some semblance of a mouthfeel wrapped around mild caramel & marshmallow candy, some grassy/heathery oat biscuit notes, sugar icing, liquorice=aniseed and dry sprouted barleycorns picked off the maltings floor. That’s pretty much it. A little peppery on the turn.
F: Nada but the remnants of light barley and the ghost of heathery peat.
C: This one simply died inside, but with signs that this may have been a fine blend in its day. Too bad.