After much deliberation, I have decided to remove numeric scores from my tasting notes. I am a noob, after all, and as my numeric scores cannot be as consistent or reliable as someone who has tasted thousands of whiskies, I’d rather not embarrass myself. Instead, I’d like to focus on my tasting notes, which reveal both the flavors and textures I detect in every whisk(e)y I try, as well as my own impressions and opinions. In lieu of scores out of 100, I have instead added a ScotchNoob Mark, which condenses my review into a one-word recommendation. Click on the link (or the Mark icon on each review) to see an explanation of the system. I encourage readers to get a good whisky book such as Michael Jackson’s Complete Guide to Single Malt Scotch or Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2011, and check my Blogroll on the sidebar for resources that provide excellent numeric ratings.