I've read a bunch of threads here about VWFRR in the last couple of weeks, and in the last few days have enjoyed the hell out of my first bottle of this great whiskey - my first straight rye.
I've read that the current releases (unlettered, A-I so far, etc) are a rationing out of what's left while Julian and crew cook up a new batch over at Buffalo Trace - which is still several years away. got it...
my questions about that are: since the current label reads "from Pappy Van Winkle's Private Stock" - is that literally true and therefore a reference to the existing limited stock? and if so, will it change to something like "from Julian Van Winkle's new batch" (whatever the correct wording would be) once the new juice is ready?
also, and I think this has been discussed but search returns for "distillery" are too broad, all of the VW labels I've seen read: "Bottled by Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery", but that's a sort of liberal use of "distillery" isn't it? I mean, for example, the new Rye is said t be cooking over at Buffalo Trace (distillery). why aren't these things more clear, it's not like it's something to hide. right?
in any case, this VWFRR is outstanding whiskey. consider me an instant fan. thank again to the SB membership for the tips.