Yes, but what happened to that sexy, enticing nose of yore. Or that campher-like undercurrent which played peek-a-boo with your tastebuds?

In my view, the taste profile has smoothed out recently
Maybe it has been smoothed out too much for my tastes? Just before Christmas I acquired a bottle of EW 12yo 101 proof. As Ive mentioned before, Im a bit of a slowie in this business so I would like to live with it a bit longer before I pass full judgment but initial impressions shows a much more exciting palate than the (admittedly good tasting) EC 12.