Hi David. The original from 1966 is probably what got me started in the hobby. It is so well made and beautiful. My only complaint was its lack of silage and projection. I thought that would be remedied by the release of the first extreme. Not so. no similarity so its original namesake and I was deeply disappointed. From what I have been able to garnish from various postings, it does what the first extreme was supposed to do. If that s the case, I will be purchasing a bottle for myself when economically possible.