Have you had any of the previous editions and, if so, how did the gold-foil compare? Most of us who are gold-foil detractors do not name it 'bad' bourbon, just inferior to prior iterations -- while noting it is the most dear.
I am not a gold foil detractor. Quite the contrary. I've had several bottles - all excellent. I understand that there are some inferior bottles out there, especially in Australia. I have never had one and don't want one. Living about 12 miles from where this was made, it has a special place in my heart. I still have a bunch in the bunker. I hope it's all the good stuff. Joe