Recently I bought two bottles of some strip stamp Ten High, a bourbon at the time certainly. Probably early 80's production. I tasted both - dusties can be deceiving in terms of quality never mind the brand - but they were fine. One was gifted to a California friend on the board, one is in my bunker. Excellent bourbon of the last generation. I don't say it was top of the heap but it was good solid stuff. So often here we trumpet older bourbon (say 10 years and up) as the acme of quality. The genius of the last generation of distilleries was to make a very palatable bourbon at (often) 80 proof, or 86, with rich taste, at 4-6 years old, even allowing for the glut factor. The Woerner's private label I've mentioned here a few times is another example (3 out of 4 pints top-rate and the 4th quite nice but I decided to vat it with only one other bourbon). Ditto same-era George Dickel. And lots of other examples as people here know.