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?