Lawrence, Thats exactly what I was thinking, how can he say that after what he has done previously, and more important, how in the name of everything thats holy can he write a book about whiskies without writing notes???
I will quote his exact words.
page 13 under the heading "Sampling"
"Also, by the time you have got to the end of all the whiskies, you are likely to have forgotten what the first ones tasted like. If you are really keen, you will get round this by keeping a cellar book. The directory has known people whom it respects who have done this, but can't help feeling that it's a bit nerdish and maybe there are better things to do with your life. It's only a drink, after all."
What he says may be true, for some I guess. But I doubt for anyone that buys a book filled with tasting notes...