Nick Brown wrote:There are differences between The Last Drop and Black Bowmore:
Black Bowmore is an OB of a well respected distillery.
Good point, but certain IB release very old whiskies which they do not disclose the identity of. They don't charge £1000 for them granted but the sums that they ask for are not insignificant.
Nick Brown wrote:Black Bowmore is a single malt.
Now thats just snobbery, why should blends be inferior to single malts?
Nick Brown wrote:Black Bowmore is a known brand that has fetched these levels in auction.
Who says the last drop won't achieve these levels in auction? Maybe its something of interest to your Hoovering friends or people who have more money than sense
Nick Brown wrote:Black Bowmore is well packaged.
To be honest its not particularly well packaged for a whisky costing £2000. While the packaging for certain Cognacs or high price Macallans may not to be to everyone's taste, they certainly have put some effort into their packaging.
Nick Brown wrote:Black Bowmore is able to make people think it was selected carefully from other Bowmore whiskies rather than just having been left lying around for a while.
Nothing a good marketing department can't fix! Plus they seem to have done a good job marketing to potential customers judging by the comment from their site - perhaps they are only targeting the people who can afford it?
Nick Brown wrote:I think these factors mean that Bowmore can charge what they do without being laughed off the pitch. The Last Drop, on the other hand, is just risible. It's a bit like painting a picture and charging a million for it because it is as good as anything Francis Bacon has done. Objectively you might be right, but that's not going to get you your price.
They might well have been getting their price for the Last Drop. So your saying that if you fulfill the criteria above you can charge anything you like for your goods without being laughed off the pitch? Well the last drop fulfils at least half the criteria above so it can surely charge half the price? In your opinion its fine for a respected company such as Bowmore to carry out balantant profiteering but when it comes to an smaller entity or individual its not ok?