As a kid (and I was one once, not so long ago!), I used to enjoy Lea & Perrens Worcestershire "by itself" by the part-spoonful. Little wonder, I suppose, that when I became old enough, my taste in alcoholic beverages began with Ballantine India Pale Ale (in 1970, when it was held in wood for 9 months!) and progressed to Guinness Extra Stout … first in the bottle and later (when it became available here) on draught.
Even now, I generally do not use any other Worcestershire, even when provided by a restaurant… I carry a bottle of Lea & Perrens in my van (!!), and it only seems to become better as it ages through a normal scorchy Georgia Summertime.
Gotta hand it to those Lea & Perrens folks… their sauce is so good it’s not only immortal, it borders on the immoral.
Enjoying Being A Bit Of A Saucerer, Ort. Carlton in Bibbidy-Bobbidy-Boo Athens, Georgia.