I'd be curious to know how many of you here (and customers in general) will make additional purchases at a store when you show up to buy a limited release. For me, I always will unless it is a big faceless shop like Total Wine. That's a pretty good reason to keep employees from buying it, you might be missing out on additional business from the customers. I don't care one way or another, really, but I'd say a good rule of thumb for a store owner would be to let employees buy some of the limited stuff, unless you get 12 or fewer bottles of it. Nobody is going to miss out if the employees buy a few bottles from a 2 or 3 case allocation, but it would be pretty weak to sell, say, your entire 6 bottle allocation of Stille Nacht Reserva to your employees.