Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: The Berwyn mountains in the paradise of Powys
My Motorhome: Hymer S740 on Sprinter 616 (2004)
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Totally agree its obscene but such has always happened. Last month talking to one of my daughters who is high up and is responsible for events at Harvey Nicks really brought home that the excesses of the Tudor Monarchs and Tzars are still with us today.
She was responsible for organising an event to push an uber rare (Japanese !!!!) whisky to their top clients in the store. She told me that 20 odd potential customers were invited many from the Middle East, the store was buying a dozen bottles and everyone at the event would get a glass of this prized whisky as they would open one there.
In the phone call she said "dad guess what, I'm going to have the most expensive drink of my life tonight". She had Covid earlier in the year and still has not recovered her sense of taste that she had not fully disclosed to her employers as she is responsible for the promotion of the Stores food and drink!
Any way punch line, the glass of whisky she had was worth £6,000 a bottle was worth £160,000 and they sold every single one that night!!!!!