IMHO, BT had all the info they needed when their panel finished tasting.
I think they were generous in deciding to distribute the remainder of the whiskey in a barrel.
It has to be pretty expensive to do single barrel (and I do mean only one) releases.
The price is high, but fair and I don't think they make much.
I mean, they're not establishing a market now for something they may decide to put into production, that won't be available for 16 years.
Seems to me, they could easily have put aside a gallon or two in the lab and dumped the rest with a lot less trouble. I respect that somebody there knows that folks like us would appreciate a shot of something different, whether it be good, bad or four grain.