agree you there nick,
For me WL is about try the whiskies I would never get to try,I am not always after a 50 but a unique and special one. I remember boasting I had tried a special 40yr glenfiddich. Therefore the "please "gimmie" a 50yr old" principle is actually what I am there for. and please note the word please before the gimmie. you can always say no. If the stall holders are not prepared to give their customers a try, perhaps they should not bring them. (althoguh I think that has already been said here)
Also with regard to the questions.
Not wholly reassured with the answers
Matt Page wrote:
Ikendal wrote:1. How did the whisky live committe come to this new arrangements (not necessarly vouchers but vouchers relating to age)
Extensive consultation with local councils, venues, exhibitors and the police.
Ikendal wrote:2. Why are the vouchers related to age of whisky and not alcoholic content if they are about policing our alcohol consumption
Comments from exhibitors suggesting some people just ask for the oldest, rarest, most expensive, becuase it is the most expensive, not because they really want to try it before buying a bottle.
Ikendal wrote:3. the vouchers will clearly make money will this money be used to reimbuirse the stall holders for their 'contributions' of aged whisky?
Don't know, but considering the cost of printing, distributing vouchers etc there really isn't a huge amount of money coming from this.
There is not a single answer regarding vouchers - they are not just to police the drunks, not just to stop the 'Gimme a 50 year old, don't care what it is' people, not just to make money. Complex subject.
sorry can not work the quotes too complicate, however. with regard to
What about consultation with your customers? Are we not important! - surely the consultation happened the previous year, what changed to make the vouchers age related?
As I have said above, is that not one of the purposes of whisky live? I think that this reply has been taken from the forum and not the views of stall holders. (speculation only) I would like to hear the views of more stall holders.
Come on! The question money made is one that cannot be answered until you see the level of success of the event. However there should be a plan, ie 75% of the tickets will be reimbursed to the stall holders, or - the cost of tickets will be subtracted from the total and the rest distributed. or we will give the profit to that awkward sod on the forum (ikendal). either way I can only perceive the whole voucher system as a profit making system.
finally I tried a 18yr HP at WL last year and now always have a bottle on the go. that would have been two of my vouchers used up!
Finally, finally. Matt can you answer one query that I read here. What happens to those customers only wishing for the bottom of the glass to be lined? Will they have to forgo the precious voucher, or will it be at the digression of the stall holder.