Willie JJ wrote:Last I heard the guy who owns it now lives in Spain. He had offered to sell it to the folk at the Ballygrant, but they weren't interested. As far a I can see they still get the majority of the tourist accomodation business that the club generates anyway. I couldn't get a clear idea as to what membership of the club provides by way of benefits, but it didn't seem to be much, if anything.
On the, admittedly sketchy, info I got it is probably best avoided, but no doubt someone has better info than I do.
That`s all i can find too,David Graham from the Ballygrant Inn is/was the vice-prsident,Bob Velthuysen the president and Linda van Weenen the secretary,but does this club still excist and if so what are the benefits indeed.Or was it a set up from these three guys to empty peoples pockets?I can`t find any new links or ways to contact them and a club all about Islaywhiskies (and perhaps benefits) seemed a nice thing to be a member from.
Eric m wrote:.........but does this club still excist and if so what are the benefits indeed.Or was it a set up from these three guys to empty peoples pockets?
Careful what you say Eric , these guys have been known to hit people with solicitors letters for less , just ask a former owner of The Lochside pub , all because he put a disclaimer on his website distancing himself from them !
I tried emailing them but something about the service provider meant i couldn't, perhaps they didn't pay them as they weren't getting fees in!
Must have been one hell of a disclaimer to involve solicitors.
Eric m wrote:Hello i`m trying to find out if there are members from the Islay whiskyclub are active on this forum.
I joined the club in 2003 because I liked the club tartan (I was looking for a kilt back then) and didn't expect much else from the membership. I got the welcome package (shirt, coaster) and communication with Linda van Weenen for buying the kilt was quick and friendly - so no complaints there.
In 2007 I received a club-email stating that Linda was in bad health and therefore Bob and Linda couldn't continue with running the club and were seeking new people to run the club.
When I next checked the web site this year, it apparently had gone in the hands of domain grabbers, so for all I know, the club is no more. From my point of view, it wasn't a rip-off in 2003, but for people who paid their "lifetime membership" fee in 2006/07 this might look different...
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