Fut nailed it. The reason the bottle counts are so low is that the higher ups get their "samples" and the rest of us plebs get the table scraps.
Is it that, or is it Agents holding back bottles? When I see odd numbers of new releases available, i.e. that are not in multiples of standard case sizes of 6 or 12, I figure something is going on one way or the other. If there are 21 bottles of something on offer, what's the deal? Three bottles had to undergo 'testing' by the lcbo, or the agent only released 21 to the LCBO?