Posted 26 September 2018
I usually find the scrabble for limited edition bottlings rather loathful. The process requires planning, dedication and fast fingers, or just sheer luck (which I rarely have with ballots it seems). But, there is another side to the limited edition coin – when, after hours of banging your head against a wall, and Ardbeg’s website having fallen over for the ninth time, you finally manage to check out for a Committee Release bottling – a sense of achievement, elation and good fortune washes over. It’s rather the strange consumer phenomenon – getting excited about earning the privilege of paying a company for the goods it has produced – but we’ve all felt this limited release joy at one time or another.