Wednesday, April 23, 2014
The 5 Rules of Whiskey Social Media
Since there are now so many whiskey social media sites, I thought I would post the five main rules that operate in these sites so people will know how they function. Of course, different sites have varying practices, but these rules are fairly universal.
1. You may not buy a bottle of whiskey unless you post a picture of it and ask "Is this any good?"
2. You may not use Google to answer any question about whiskey, ever. You must post all such questions to social media.
3. Once you buy a bottle of whiskey, you must take a photo of said bottle and post a picture of it so people know you now own that bottle. You may not wait until you get home to post such photo, lest people not know that you own it while you are in transit. Therefore, you must post a picture of the bottle in the automobile, bus, train, plane, submarine, horse or other vehicle in which you are travelling.
4. If someone posts a picture of a rare or desirable bottle and asks if it is any good (per Rule 1), at least five people must respond, "No, it's terrible. Send it to me immediately!" or some similar sentiment.
5. If you are at a store, bar, friend's house or any other location that has a bottle of any Van Winkle, Willett, Angel's Envy, Michter's or Buffalo Trace Antique Collection whiskey, you must post a photo of said bottle immediately.
Come to think of it, there may be more than five of these rules. Did I miss any?