I just talked to both Jimmy and Eddie Russell. There probably won't be any more 101 rye until 2013, but it will be back. Saw the new one. Label does not have a big '81' on it like the bourbon does, though otherwise it's pretty similar.
Jimmy was also excited to tell me that they just broke ground for the new bottling hall. He hates having it bottled in Arkansas.
Well, it's 2013 and I'm getting antsy....
I guess "give 'em the bird" isn't just a marketing slogan, it's a brand management strategy, too.