I stopped by the liquor store tonight and saw all of the BTAC except for Stagg. I asked an employee if they had any Van Winkle products and he said they were holding them for preferred customers. I understood - there is only so much of the good stuff to go around.
I went back and got a W.L. Weller, a Handy, a Saz 18 and a PHC blend 131.6. I placed them on the counter and told the store employee that I was going to get some beer as well. The employee then got on the phone and called the store owner and told him about my purchase. The owner allowed me to pick one bottle of his Van Winkle products from a case. I selected the PVW 15. I guess that means I just became a preferred customer.