Spirit of Islay wrote:Why is that when something goes against the general consensus it's deemed as a a hostility ?
Because more often than not, changes like this are met with cries of 'ruining' things and comments like "I'll never buy from them again" and so on, it's happend plenty in previous threads of a similar topic (see threads about HP's new packaging, for example).
If a hypocrite is wanting to keep the costs down on the price through not paying over the odds for a fancy label and packaging i hold my hands up !
I agree, keeping costs down and quality high is (or should be) of utmost importance to companies.
Seems like there's a bit of hostility towards people who actually care about what's in the bottle for drinking and not how pretty it looks sitting on the shelf !
You make it sound as if people on the forums collect bottles purely for their attractiveness, and not their contents, and I honestly can't say I've seen any of that - Bruichladdich collectors aside.
After all it was asked what peoples thoughts were on new packaging , it was given albeit with the added extra thoughts of "It's what's inside that counts" and a slight discussion on other labels and what people prefer to see , after all this is a place for discussion on such thoughts or at least i thought it was .......
Indeed, I started the thread to hear what people thought about the new packaging, the contents being of importance is an aside that has limited use in this discussion, in my opinion. Perhaps if this change of packaging went along with a change in contents, ala Longmorn, but this is not the case.
Is there anything in particular you do like about the new packaging, Spirit?