[QUOTE=tmckenzie;330471 But if a micro should make whiskey that was close in flavor to what S-W made, would it sell to the general public? Or just enthusiasts like ourselves.[/QUOTE]
http://www.frdistilling.com/ - These guys in Ft. Worth, TX might come close to a SW profile. If you believe their website info on their Straight Bourbon, they are using roller mills, it's a wheated recipe, and they are aging in standard 53 gallon barrels. They started filling barrels March 2012, so who knows when it will truly be ready. I'd like to see it age 6 years, but figure they will sell it much sooner to make some money.
While we want to see a micro produce a 8-12 year old product, I doubt we see much of this. The craft moment started in earnest what maybe 5-6 years ago? How many barrels do you think they held onto this long? Maybe a few for a special product, but if so, the release will be mostly for marketing purposes.