BIG JOE: What kind of deal?
CRAPGAME: A deal deal.
Maybe the guy's a Republican!
Business is business.
~ Kelly's Heroes (1970)
A few years ago at Tales of the Cocktail, I found myself standing with a small cluster of rum guys after one of my talks. Some knew I like rum, but it was a surprise to those who figured the guy who runs the Whiskey Forge must be all about whiskey and nothing else.
"Oh, not at all," I countered. I tossed off a few of my favorites and then — tapping an impish streak — I brought up my other website, RumDumpster.com. It's a complete fiction. The site did not exist, but I enjoyed stringing them along for a bit with the prospect of such a risqué-sounding rum site (swap out one letter and its lewdness becomes manifest).
I played out the joke only long enough to savor their incredulous expressions and then admitted that no such site exists. "Rowley," one of them said with his hand on my shoulder, "If you don't buy that domain right now, I'm going to. It's perfect."
Twenty minutes later, RumDumpster.com became mine. I redirected it to the Whiskey Forge, planning to launch a cheeky rum site. And then, as it does, life happens. The truth is that work is brisk and I don't have the time to do a proper second site by myself. So I let the domain lay fallow.
Now it's time to pass it on to someone who can make use of it. I'm selling RumDumpster.com.
Yes, I know websites devoted to domain auctions and sales exist. I'm not interested in those. Instead, I want to offer it to you.
What do I want?
Cash is fine (I'm always down for lucre, the filthier the better). But you all tend to be food and liquor people — make me an offer. Own a distillery and want to swap rum? That could work. Culling your liquor library of old titles? A trade is possible. You own a nursery and want to send me fruit trees? Yes, I could see that working, too. Perhaps you have big, antique hog-splitting cleavers your wife wants out of the garage? You know who to talk to.
Get creative. Make me an offer here in the comments section or email me privately: moonshinearchives (at) gmail (dot) com
When do I want it?
Make me an offer by the end of the day Friday, July 27th 2012. Let's make a deal. You know, a deal deal.
Hell, for that matter, make me a offer on the Whiskey Forge. I'm not planning to part with it, but that doesn't mean I won't.