The Scottish whisky festival season came and went, and we were all in lockdown. No gatherings, just videoconferencing. No queues at distilleries, just order baskets on webpages.
Perhaps that increased demand? People knowing that they wouldn’t get to a tasting or Member’s Room to taste the festival whiskies?
Perhaps it’s just the ever-increasing demand hitting a point where the SMWS infrastructure can’t cope anymore.
It doesn’t matter which.
What matters is that it made people angry.