Well bourbon lovers it's just about that time of the year when Buffalo Trace Distillery sends out it's annual shipments of Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon as well as the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection. If you want to get your hands on some you need to stay way ahead of the game. You will need to start building relationships with the liquor stores in your area that will get a shipment, and there probably are just a few in your entire state. First thing you need to do is find out which liquor stores (if any) in your area are dealers - go here and check your state. Then start making calls and ask them what their procedure is for selling their shipment. Some stores will allow folks to form a line outside the store the morning of the release (that's you best chance). Other stores will let you get on the list for purchase (you will likely never hear from them again). And still other stores will sell exclusively to their long time customers. The most important factor is attaining the date of the release for the store, then at least you have a fighting chance. The shipment could hit anytime between now and Christmas but my guess is it will be mid-November. In 2012 most shipments arrived November 15-17th.