Why would you reward cheating. Why not offer your potential bottle to someone (like me or SoI or Les Taylor) who is playing by the rules. Or why not leave your potential bottle to one of the other Committee members who would like one - the way it was intended. Why should I_Spey get two?
1. The Committee membership is not a paid establishment last time I checked. Given that, (IMHO), I dont feel that this grants a special status or privilege over non-members.
2. I believe that I_Spey is being honest in mentioning that its for a friend, who I would hope is also a whisky enthusiast like the rest of us.
3. I believe that sharing whisky among friends is one of lifes greatest pleasures. Let someone have a special bottle who (in this case) wouldnt be able to get their hands on it - perhaps it will fuel a new passion and contribute to the overall community.
...or maybe it will be sold for triple the price in 5 weeks time. I dont carry a whisky police license (yet).
Time to chill with a dram...suggest you guys do the same!