I'm re-posting my comments on Cowdery's blog over here as a new thread, I want to hear some opinions.
"In defense of Ohio, why do these companies care about the release date? This isn't a Hollywood movie release with an opening weekend where the movie starts playing everywhere at the same time. I've never seen bottles show up in my local stores on time, if they show up. I'm not going to see the 2012 OF birthday bourbon because my local store still has the '09 on the shelf. I always see new whiskeys at least a couple of months after everybody else has. Maybe I just don't go to the right places?
We need bourbon listings like they have movie listings for showtimes and locations of movies, we need store hours and availability of new whiskey. RRSB now available at times square wine and liquor 11am to 1am. something like that"