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  1. #271
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    Re: Van Winkle Family Reserve 13 rye

    Quote Originally Posted by tommyboy38 View Post
    I don't think it's ever been a part of the spring release.
    Correct. The rye is a Fall release only.

  2. #272
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    Re: Van Winkle Family Reserve 13 rye

    Well, I struck gold at a liquor store who was on the list of Pappy retailers about 15 minutes from my office. $70 seemed fair since I won't find another bottle on the shelf for quite some time.

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  3. #273
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    Re: Van Winkle Family Reserve 13 rye

    If anyone would like to help a fellow SB obtain a bottle of VWFRRR, I'm all ears!
    Last edited by callmeox; 06-15-2012 at 19:39. Reason: no mentioning the unmentionable please

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    Re: Van Winkle Family Reserve 13 rye

    Do the older bottling of the VWFRR lack the small back label like the current bottlings? I came across a C series with no back label and it struck me as a bit funny. The front label also had a lot of glue residue around it, looked pretty sloppy when compared to other bottles I have had. Additionally, there was no laser code on the bottle, but I am assuming this did not come until later when bottled at BT.
    Last edited by LostBottle; 06-15-2012 at 18:03.

  5. #275
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    Re: Van Winkle Family Reserve 13 rye

    Quote Originally Posted by LostBottle View Post
    Do the older bottling of the VWFRR lack the small back label like the current bottlings? I came across a C series with no back label and it struck me as a bit funny. The front label also had a lot of glue residue around it, looked pretty sloppy when compared to other bottles I have had. Additionally, there was no laser code on the bottle, but I am assuming this did not come until later when bottled at BT.
    I'd love to see a pic of this btl
    tl; dnr

  6. #276
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    Re: Van Winkle Family Reserve 13 rye

    Label could have fell off, I have one that the front label is barely holding on by a small dab of glue. Looking at it, there was hardly any glue on the thing. I've had some others that had spotty quality in labeling.

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  7. #277
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    Re: Van Winkle Family Reserve 13 rye

    Quote Originally Posted by LostBottle View Post
    Do the older bottling of the VWFRR lack the small back label like the current bottlings? I came across a C series with no back label and it struck me as a bit funny. The front label also had a lot of glue residue around it, looked pretty sloppy when compared to other bottles I have had. Additionally, there was no laser code on the bottle, but I am assuming this did not come until later when bottled at BT.
    Sounds like the old lettering series before they started over again.

  8. #278
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    Re: Van Winkle Family Reserve 13 rye

    Quote Originally Posted by Tico View Post
    Sounds like the old lettering series before they started over again.
    Yeah, it would have to be. The bottles I picked up this year had a B label. The bottle would appear to have been from around 2001. If legit, this would mean it is 16 year Medley.

  9. #279
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    Re: Van Winkle Family Reserve 13 rye

    I have a few VWFRR where the labels (front especially) look like they were put on by a glue stick. A few of the labels were re-affixed w/ Scotch tape. In fact, a couple bottles of VWFRR I've seen at Twisted Spoke also have Scotch tape on the labels.

    I emailed a photo of my glue stick bottle to Julian and he emailed the following day explaining they had some issues with label affixing a couple years back. These seem to be 2009ish bottles.

  10. #280
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    Re: Van Winkle Family Reserve 13 rye

    Quote Originally Posted by LostBottle View Post
    Yeah, it would have to be. The bottles I picked up this year had a B label. The bottle would appear to have been from around 2001. If legit, this would mean it is 16 year Medley.
    Your bottle may be one of the newer ones. Picked up several "B" bottles after BT went back to the beginning of the alphabet.

 

 

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