I got my shipment in from Masters of Malt. On the whole, I'm pleased, but I'll need to make an inquiry about one of the (sample) bottles. But I'm getting ahead of myself. The shipment came in a brown box, clearly labeled "FRAGILE", which I appreciated.
The packing INSIDE the box, however, is what impressed me so much. The bottles were wrapped in bubble wrap, and then inserted into a very rigid inflated packing tube.
When I pulled out the packing tube, I smelled the distinct aroma of whisky. Not good. The end of the tube opens up, and the inside of the tube was damp.
I quickly saw the source of the wetness: a half-empty bottle of Johnnie Walker Gold Label 18yr.
I guess it could be worse, it could have been the Blue!