The thing that sticks out to me on the whole thing, is how the first inkling most of us had was Dale's post on February 8. Of course Dale and probably others know before, but the change was kept under wraps remarkably well. Obviously, they decided on the change, had labels made, were dumping and proofing the whiskey, and bottling, and nothing leaked?
I find it interesting that there are no 42% labels in the TTB database for Maker's...
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