I've been enjoying a bottle of JWB that must be about 30-40 years old. All evening my friend jen had it and I brought some home with me Im drinking it right now. I'm not a fan of JWB at all I must say, But this is no average JWB and not because its aged any longer but because the size of their production has gone up 5 fold and the no matter how hard they have tried to keep it all the same they cant.
I think all distillers that they bought from back then had more really top quality to blend, each barrel is different and back then the lame ones would get sold to a blender with a lesser reputation. But now the big D owns some if not all of the components of JWB to ensure they can meet demand. don't you all think that's why this lady says not to drink it? she doesn't want you to know what it use to taste like and the taste that built there reputation.
Like I said I don't like the stuff - I'm hooked on Lagavulin and have had two 21 year old and a 12 in the past few months loves the 16... But the point is I brought the JWB home with me because it'ss just the rot gut they sell now days Im sure of it, darker slightly to we had a new bottle with us also..