Just want to comment here on something Emerald said about "glue stick". I once had an Old Taylor like that, it was black label, 90 proof from the early 70's. In my view, that Old Taylor was relatively immature, i.e., it had reached its stated 6 years of age but did not (in my opinion) fully acquire the palate which characterised the brand in the 70's and 80's. Maybe because the batch was little off the "profile" the company gave out a 90 proof instead of 86 or 80? I don't know. In sampling various 86 and 80 proof OTs from that era (70's-90's), I can get even in the best of them a hint of that glue stick. I think when young all OT had that taste in other words and it aged out to the mapley butterscotch perfumy palate usually associated with OT of that time. I'm glad I have that black label pint though since it is a taste of history and has helped me understand better the palate of ND-era Old Taylor.