bibamus, moriendum est
Yeah, I've heard of some pricing on Lot B right along with FR LE's, or even more. unfortunately.
I'm sure you're right about the FR LE's but considering the hype over this year's I certainly wouldn't count on it getting any easier to acquire. But really, FR and VW are totally different machines with VW as the cool looking runaway train built by someone else and FR as...something strong and controlled and building speed gradually built by FR... or something
Personally, like many here, I'd let everyone else go crazy over VW while I quietly stock up on the FR releases.
Bardstown or Bust
You can still walk into most any store around here and find the 2012 SmB LE. Most of the past years can be had, too. I'm with Josh in thinking that a comparable 4R boom may be years away, if ever in coming. Although every little bit of extra positive press they do receive makes me cringe just a little more in anticipation of it.
I propose a moratorium on discussing the bourbons currently being made in Lawrenceburg, KY, with the exception perhaps of the yellow label. They already got plenty of exposure on Hansell's blog, and we've probably fanned the flames enough here as it is. I'd hate to see that brand go the way of the Van Winkle's. Let the lurkers and flippers lust for VW and BTAC. Let's keep our own future rosy, so to to speak.
Deal? Maybe we could have a code word of some sort.
Life's too short, and there's too much good whiskey within reach.