Collector57 wrote:So where do you draw the line?
Rosebank is closed but not hard to obtain at a decent price (IMO).
PE is closed but relatively common.
So if we do "hard to get" distilleries, who defines it?
I'm not against the idea - in fact I think it's a good one - but what are the boundaries?
I agree, and I was making my suggestion with the assumption that people felt any closed distillery would be out of the question. However, I agree completely that it's not as black and white as all that. Rosebank is, IMO, much more affordable than PE (for me and many others, I'd suspect), and yet we have had a PE tasting. Quite tricky, indeed!
Off the top of my head, I can think of two quick ideas: First, we could simply have a price "cap", where we could discount any distillery whose cheapest bottle exceeded a certain price (at mutually agreed upon retailers).
By contrast, we could also obviate this obstacle by figuring out a good way to collectively buy bottles from which we could dole out samples for a future live tasting. Such a course of action would make a Brora tasting, for example, much more affordable.
I don't know; I'm just thinking out loud. The more suggestions we have, the better we can include everyone who wants to participate!