Mr Ellen wrote:If they know it was only bought for resale they probably would have priced it far higher.
After all...whisky is made to be drunk...
Ardbeg are no fools, they know exactly what the values of their bottlings are. I nadvance of this years festival they hinted that the single cask festival bottling would be priced at 250 GBP.
At the festival, the price was actually 299 GBP.
Yes, this ooogling was a very reasonably priced bottle and they seem to have limited sales to 2 per person. I recently had a long discusion with one of the women in charge of oogling allocation and shipping, pointing out that there were already german sellers offering them on Ebay and people hadn't even received theirs yet. Nor did they know if they would get any.
Her reply was that she is overseeing the orders but it is almost impossible to stop people buying more as they use many different names, perhaps those of relatives in order to place mutliple orders and get more bottles.
"Whisky is made to be drunk" ???
Whisky is made to be utilised in any way that the person buying it wishes.
It's their whisky and if they wish to drink it, save it, put in a cupboard for a few years before deciding whether to drink or re-sell it, then that is THEIR choice.