absentem laedit cum ebrio qui litigat.
"Brown eyed women and red grenadine...
the bottle was dusty but the liquor was clean." -Jerry Garcia
God gave me wisdom but the Devil gave me style
I have a VOB BIB from the mid-90's with no age statement. What's interesting about this label is they went to an age statement when many brands have done the opposite.
"The City ain't no place for women, gal, but pretty men go thar."
One thing I like about VOB is that it reminds me of the way lots of bourbons tasted years ago but few do now. That isn't necessarily a good flavor, objectively, I just happen to like it, but for what it is.
And, if you're a value-oriented, it's pretty hard to beat.