My Scotch Has a Home!

Hello, readers. This is just a quick note to share with you all that my wife and I have successfully purchased our first home in San Jose, CA! As I am now in the process of moving my whisky collection into its new home (priority #1 of course), I won’t be able to post anything …

Website Annoyances

Hello readers. Just a few quick updates for the site. First, if your name is Taylor and you recently submitted a comment via my comment form, I apologize that I have lost your email address. Please re-submit the contact form or re-send your query via email: nathan at scotchnoob.com. Sorry about that! In related news, …

Deal Alert: San Jose

Costco in Almaden Valley (on Blossom Hill Rd near 85) has Lagavulin 16 for $52 plus tax. That’s a full $14 cheaper than the best price I’ve ever seen in the area. Ends early November. That’s an incredible deal. Remember, you don’t need a membership to buy alcohol at Costco, just tell the door-person that …

WhiskyFested

My first whisky festival was a fantastic experience. I tasted around 42 whiskies (plus a few that I didn’t remember to take notes on), managed to not get too drunk to navigate MUNI home, and met some great people in the business. Here are some highlights, as transcribed from my increasingly slurred voice recorder notes.

ScotchNoob Goes Scoreless

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 …