Rumor of being discontinued - Ancient Ancient Age and Dickel?
I hope the person who told me this is wrong, but she got it from a liquor store employee in KY.
I haven't found any reference to this online, though I am aware Dickel recently did away with its lowest offering, the Cascade hollow label - which was a shame because IMO even that was better than JD No 7. I am hoping this is the grain of truth in this rumor that has gotten blown out of proportion.
As far as the AAA, I hadn't heard anything at all until she told me this, and it is a staple of her household. Does anyone know? Or can find out for sure?
I'm not sure what you mean by Dickel being discontinued. As you may know, George Dickel is a distillery in Tennessee owned by Diageo. Cascade Hollow was a younger whiskey brought out when the had a shortage of No. 8. Now they have enough No. 8 which is why they discontinued Cascade Hollow. AFAIK, the brand is in no danger of going anywhere. Oh, and if you liked Cascade Hollow, do try the No. 8 or even better, No. 12.
As for AAA, I haven't heard that, but it's possible. It's really only a regional brand and aged whiskey is at a premium, but given the other second hand information this person gave you, I wouldn't give it any credence until you hear it from a reliable source.
Sku - I am well acquainted with GD, being nearly done with handles of both No 12 and Cascade Hollow. I have yet to try the No 8.
I wish I could get the same deal I got those bottles for, $22 and $12 after $10 mail-in rebates.
I am not sure the KY liquor store clerk told her about the Dickel, that might have been her friend. I asked her if she was sure but I haven't heard back from her.