I apologize in advance as I'm almost certain that this has been discussed. Unfortunately though, I was unable to find the the appropriate thread.
I think that Colorado did not distribite the Spring Van Winkle allocation. Today, i was fortunate enough to pick up a bottle of PVW 15. This led me to wonder if my bottle was from the Spring 2011 or Fall 2011 distribution.
I'm unsure if there is a way to truly date these bottles, but on the bottle's side (near the bottom) is a dot matrix printed value. The value on my bottle reads:
This compares to the value from the bottle that I bought last year:
Do these values somehow decode to a bottled on date? If not, are they sequential? If sequential, does anyone know the ranges that correspond to the appropriate releases?