Dr., since I have made considerable use of your reviews on here in the past for my purchases, what are your thoughts on the Old Van Winkle 12? It seems more likely I'll find this than the PVW this year.
Unfortunately, I've only had the 12 year once and that was before I really got into tasting and such. I remember it being a good enough whiskey but really couldn't tell you much more about it personally. From others I've compared notes with, I've generally heard that it's not worth the money. People still tend to pay $60+ dollars for it since it has the PVW pedigree, but I've been told that you can find much better values at that range. Seems that the wheated mashbill they use really doesn't get extraordinary until it hits the 15 year mark. With that said, it likely will still be a good enough experiment to try if you can find it at the right price and have the extra finances.