I know that some Heaven Hill offerings are available in some parts of Indiana while different offerings are available in other parts of the state. Who makes this determination? The State? The distillery? The distributor?
Or maybe a little more apples-to-apples comparison would be EWB and EW:SB available, but EW BIB not. Or BT available, but not ETL, etc etc.
Part of it may be Barton produces more white goods (gin, vodka, liqueur, cordials) than straight whisky. If their Canadian whisky brand, Black Velvet, is available there then the other brown goods may follow.
Thank you everyone for the information. The latest about this HH product being only available in MN and RI is extremely interesting. I have read that Fleishman's Rye is only distributed to Northern Wisconsin. There are some quirks in our love of brown liquors. That is for certain. All I really know about all this is that I can get a liter of a really nice bourbon for $10.29.
Last edited by JPBoston; 06-21-2013 at 21:10.
Yeah, it's counter intuitive to us but Barton has a lot more on it's plate than Bourbon.
Honestly, sometimes I think companies just do this to mess with us.
"Life is life and fun is fun, but it's all so quiet when the goldfish die."
"We have Black Velvet and Black Velvet Caramel (along with Barton Vodka and Irish Whiskey) yet no VOB."
Let's not forget Barton Scotch, yeah, that too.