Onefortheditch wrote:Not wishing to rock the boat here, but isn't all this tasting note business just too much hard work? What happened to just liking a whisky? Analysis kills every good relationship - you've just got to go with the flow and live it. Do we have to categorise it and tell everybody how sophisticated our taste buds are? And it just seems like it gets everywhere, in every forum, topic and thread at some point.
Is it only me, or is there anyone else out there who just wants to drink the whisky, like the whisky and talk about anything else other than tasting notes.
I'll get my tin hat!!
I mostly just drink whisky. I can tell the distinct differences in all of them.
Tasting notes are fun to some and try to see if they can get some notes, and if they dont then, meh.
For the popular OB notes posted, a lot of lurkers view those threads, just look at the page view hits. More notes on the same whisky is sometimes a good thing.
I focus my notes more on the local ones if I tried something available that not too many wrote about. I will write one on the new Forty Creek, Im sure some want to know what I think of it no matter if they already had it or not...it might affect their buying decision.
I dont write them often but now that I know people view them more, I kind of want to polish them up especially if I read them myself a few years later.
I think even the people that made the most notes here also appreciate whisky for what it is and just drink it.