thewhiskyguy wrote:It's not about being affluent, personally I'm far from it, but everyone I know who is a member is passionate about the whisky and sharing it with others.
That's right. I have taken a number of guests into the Society and they have all imagined the members would be old, wealthy, white and male. And boring. They have been pleasantly surprised to find both men and women; young and old; people who look wealthy and people who don't. I'm not sure we've quite cracked the race issue yet, but that's something to work on.
By way of contrast, I don't know what the New Club (www.newclub.co.uk) charges for membership because its website is rather coy about membership. But the photos suggest a membership that is old, wealthy, white and male. And boring.