Be still my foolish heart.
This sums it up pretty well for me...
Last edited by Cigar Dan; 01-10-2013 at 18:24.
That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…
Nullum Gratuitum Prandium
Ne Illegitimi Carborundum
People who know more than I do say that it's a bad assumption that all/most Willetts are HH, but even if they are, competing with their own juice in someone else's bottle is something HH does a lot of.
It's strange for sure. Each of the labels has a barrel number on it and I can't imagine making up a label for a one-barrel offering. That's why I'm guessing the label is designed to leave the quasi-handwritten portions blank for filling in at will. Also, when we mixed two barrels for a duel barrel EC12 selection back in April we had to get special permission as they supposedly had not done a dual barrel before and.. while we loved it at barrel proof, we had to get it at the stock 94 proof because that's what the EC12 label had on it. (It's good .. but not as good as at barrel proof). Having labels that can be filled out would give them more leeway in barrel selection requests. And the other "hint" that makes me think this way is the way they simply had put tape labels on the barrel proof EC12 they offered in the gift shop only. That tape label states: "barrel proof".
But .. why four different labels? why all at 62.5% ABV? ..
The barrel number on the COLA's just makes no sense. A one-off label?