Here's a thread specifically for discussing this new all-BT Fall 2011 release of Pappy 15 year only.
There's a lot of emotion and opinion since it's been accepted and understood that this no longer contains any of the Stitzel-Weller juice anymore. But it is the recipe and is their very best attempt at keeping PVW15 alive. So instead of talking about the great tragedy of what it isn't, I'd love to hear from folks about what they really think of it in its own right. Numerous reports are coming out that the stuff improves profoundly with some air exposure time and is nothing short of fantastic.
So what are your thoughts? I finally tasted my new bottle last night, and it's quite a wallop of intense and distinctly unique flavor, complexity, a powerful and enjoyable nose, and a very long finish. Very, very enjoyable bourbon, special stuff, no question about it, and I look forward to its flavor development as the bottle dwindles and the air exposure time increases. It's a huge flavor experience for me. I can still taste it.