Nick Brown wrote:SMK. The rules are there for everyone to see. One bottle for one member. The previous one was two bottles per member. The reason for the restriction is that the last bottle ended up being put up for immediate resale on ebay.
People aim to prevent committee members getting the bottles they want in order to line their own pockets - yet they contribute no service to anyone. They are just parasites.
This time, as last time, people will try to cheat the system to get more than their entitlement. This directly takes whisky away from people who might be entitled to it. You have our resident whisky tout upthread actually telling people in paint by numbers steps how to cheat. Classy. Now you are coming along exercising judgement of Solomon (quite badly, if I may say so) to decide which person you will assist in getting double helpings - at someone else's expense who will be left without a bottle at all. And if the bottle is really for I_Spey's friend, let I_Spey's friend buy it himself or herself.
It is people like you and I_Spey who spoil it for everyone. And if you look at other threads, you'll see that this Forum, which was once really pretty honorable, has taken a real plunge in recent months with touts swapping tips and people looking for sure fire profitable investment. To be honest, this Forum would be far, far better off without people like that.
You do realize that the secondary market for the Whirlie will be greater (not necessarily more profitable) than the Oogling? Why? Because people have been limited to one bottle each, it makes them less likely to consume it and more likely to hang on to it for possible re-sale.
A bigger run (less collectible) and allowing two bottles per order (more attractive to drink one/hold one) would be a sensible balance between curbing pure speculation purchasing and encouraging consumption of the product.
Parasites; cheating; entitlement; judgement et al, sensationalize much, Nick? Whatever happened to "you snooze you lose" commercialism that exists in every other limited/collectible market?
I think the forum would be far better off if you stopped getting your knickers in a twirl over a tiny percentage of people doing something that has marginal effect on you.