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  1. #301
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    Re: What did you pass up today? Autumn '12

    Passed on some PVW after getting a call today:

    Lot B at $100, 15 at $150, 20 at $200, and 23 at $350!

    I told him thanks for calling, but those prices were just too high.

  2. #302
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    Re: What did you pass up today? Autumn '12

    I wanted to stand in line for hours, in the rain, for the slim hope of securing a prized Lot B from the Party Source. Unfortunatley, I don't live in Kentucky and had to pass.
    Last edited by LostBottle; 12-18-2012 at 17:34.

  3. #303
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    Re: What did you pass up today? Autumn '12

    Quote Originally Posted by LostBottle View Post
    I wanted to stand in line for hours, in the rain, for the slim hope of securing a prized Lot B from the Party Source. Unfortunatley, I don't live in Kentucky and had to pass.
    If I recall when they sold the BTAC this year, didn't they claim that they were only going to do these "allocation sales" online? I wonder what changed.

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    What did you pass up today? Autumn '12

    Quote Originally Posted by petrel800 View Post
    If I recall when they sold the BTAC this year, didn't they claim that they were only going to do these "allocation sales" online? I wonder what changed.
    They did say that. I think the exact quote was "this is how future van winkle releases will be handled as well."


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  5. #305
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    Re: What did you pass up today? Autumn '12

    Quote Originally Posted by petrel800 View Post
    If I recall when they sold the BTAC this year, didn't they claim that they were only going to do these "allocation sales" online? I wonder what changed.
    Their online shopping experience was subpar for the BTAC crush. They probably decided it wasn't worth the hassle of doing it again for the Van Winkle. Let the locals line up in the dark and the cold and sell out in very little time instead of dealing with online madness the system can't handle. Can't say I blame them.

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    Re: What did you pass up today? Autumn '12

    Quote Originally Posted by berto View Post
    Let the locals line up in the dark and the cold and sell out in very little time...
    ...and line up they did. A friend forwarded me this Twitpic a guy posted. Ridiculous.

    http://t.co/6ASCjrA7
    Last edited by LostBottle; 12-19-2012 at 08:13.

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    Re: What did you pass up today? Autumn '12

    Quote Originally Posted by berto View Post
    Their online shopping experience was subpar for the BTAC crush. They probably decided it wasn't worth the hassle of doing it again for the Van Winkle. Let the locals line up in the dark and the cold and sell out in very little time instead of dealing with online madness the system can't handle. Can't say I blame them.
    Funny, I didn't have any issues with it, I was online and ready to go as they began uploading them. I selected the GTS and the WLW and immediately proceeded to checkout and my order showed up at my door about 5 days later. No issues. I don't care either way, but as a customer of their's from out of state I was happy they extended the offer.

    My local connections got me the bottle of PVW 15 I wanted this year, so I am in no mood for lines or web craziness, I just found it interesting they sent out an email stating one thing and then reversed course without an explanation to their customers. I'm glad I didn't bank my Van Winkle hopes on TPS's previous email, I would have been seriously disappointed I suppose.

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    Re: What did you pass up today? Autumn '12

    Quote Originally Posted by LostBottle View Post
    ...and line up they did. A friend forwarded me this Twitpic a guy posted. Ridiculous.

    http://t.co/6ASCjrA7
    I've never had the VW 5 year that the line standing Twitter genius mentions. I hope he got one.
    My name is Joel Goodson. I deal in human fulfillment.
    I grossed over eight thousand dollars in one night. Time of your life, huh kid?

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    Re: What did you pass up today? Autumn '12

    Three new and different bottlings of Willett 21 yo @ $155.

    One of the clerks did inform me however that it was bourbon that Willett had distilled, the first of their own stuff. Clever folks churning out a 21 yo in the short amount of time they've been actively distilling again.

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    Re: What did you pass up today? Autumn '12

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOldKyDram View Post
    Three new and different bottlings of Willett 21 yo @ $155.

    One of the clerks did inform me however that it was bourbon that Willett had distilled, the first of their own stuff. Clever folks churning out a 21 yo in the short amount of time they've been actively distilling again.
    Wow, that clerk is not the sharpest tool in the shed. Talk about ignorant.

 

 

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