I finally found a store in my area that carries nearly the full line of Van Winkle products. This is extremely rare, and I was actually hyperventilating when I left the store!
Now I'm plotting my return visit and how I'm going to blow my next paycheck. I'll probably have to make some painful choices, so I was wondering: from the following list, which do you consider most essential?
Old Rip Van Winkle 10 y.o. (sorry, didn't check the proof on it)
Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye
Van Winkle Family Reserve 12 y.o. "Lot B"
Pappy Van Winkle 15 y.o.
And, from the above list, is there any one of those products you'd feel most comfortable leaving on the shelf?
By the way what does "Lot B" refer to?
(Note: I'm not so immediately interested in the 20 y.o. or 23 y.o. for the time being, as they are more easily obtainable in my area.)