If you really have to have that bottle, you’re forced to buy it on the secondary market. That is when you are at the mercy of the hype train. People are paying 4-8x retail for $30 bottles? Are you kidding me? That’s insane to me.
There is so much value on the shelves if you’re actually a bourbon drinker. If you’re just bunkering bottles because bourbon is “hot” right now or hoarding shelf queens to show off to your friends and neighbors, you’re also part of the problem. It’s great that you have 15 unopened bottles of Blanton’s on the shelf in your office, but how many (if any) do you have that are opened? Do you actually enjoy drinking it or are you just collecting bottles so you can flex online to a bunch of strangers?
"If you think I’m wrong, how many of you would pass on a bottle of Blanton’s for $100 if you walked into your local store tomorrow?"