Re: 2008 George T. Stagg Bourbon
A local store here still has a bottle on the shelf at c. $75 (I bought the other two recently). I suspect it's available yet here and there elsewhere at retail.
Sigh! I remember paying under $40 for the 2003 edition, which wasn't that long ago. It was even rarer then -- about 3,000 bottles annually. Now, with its popularity (and price) soaring, Buffalo Trace produces something more like 10,000 bottlers per annum.
Since I have an '08 open, and one each of the last two issues sealed on the shelf, I probably won't bother buying this fall's release. Stagg is Stagg is Stagg. Although I do like some issues better than others, it's all BIG bourbon, full of flavor and power -- even diluted to a drinkable proof. There's really no need to chase particular vintages unless you're a collector.