Last edited by Alphanumeric; 12-13-2012 at 23:09.
You could always order it from TPS.
The next (second?) batch seems to be in the States, now. I picked up a bottle that was 58.6% ABV just last week. The first batch was 57.7% ABV. I tried both batches side by side. More fruit on the 58.6%. The 57.7% is smoother and more buttery in flavor.
I noticed it for the first time around Thanksgiving. There was about a month of time where I couldn't find the cask strength version at all, so an annual release might be just right. I checked my bottles the other day and they are labeled with batch numbers: B1/11 and B1/12. I guess those can be interpreted as batch 1 for 2011, and batch 1 for 2012.
Happy Birthday to me! I mentioned to Dawn a year or more ago that I'd like a bottle of this. Our local liquor store operator called Dawn with a bottle on the day before my birthday so Dawn scurried over and picked up a bottle. A very happy birthday. Will crack it open and give it a try soon. B1/12 58.6%.
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