I know that traditionally Ancient Ancient Age 10 Star was reportedly a six year product, and was not as high quality as AAA 10 year, which was very well regarded on this forum. I have never been able to get either in Texas, aside from stumbling across one bottle of the 10 Star a few years back which I picked up since it was dusty and I wanted to try it. I don't remember thinking much of it, though it was drinkable.
A friend from Louisiana recently argued with me that -- after AAA 10 year went away -- that he started seeing AAA 10 Star and that the quality was pretty close to the AAA 10 Year we had in Kentucky. So when I saw a bottle here in Austin, I went ahead and picked it up to find out for myself.
It is better than what I remembered the 10 Star being from the first time I drank it. I'm not sure if it is as good as the AAA 10yr that I had in KY, but I'm enjoying it.
So my question is whether anyone has any current/inside knowledge of what they're doing with the 10 Star label now that the 10 yr has been discontinued. Is this a NAS proxy for the 10 yr, or is it still the same stuff that it was before?