While I agree with some of your criticism on Dave's book, I find it was refreshing for someone to try and do something different with a whisky book --for once!
Broom's book tell us which distillery still actually employs people and which only use computers --no one else saw fit to let us know about this little development before, eh, Michael Jackson?
It was kind of interesting to find out that behind the fake antique label and silly verbiage, lies a large impersonal computer! They should put it on Highland Park and Craganmore: "Computer Made."
I think Dave Broom is perhaps the sole honest soul in his profession: one of the few tasters who for example, let his tastebuds do the job when reviewing the appaling Macallan replicas....but alas, it seems to be a lost cause since so many tasters are in the pockets of the distillery owners, they are bound to sink their teeths in him too-- sooner or later.