I suspect Lawrence was speaking with tongue in cheek ( ) , but there is an element of truth to his words.
While it was about 1:30 am when I posted my comment I wasn't actually joking, I meant what I said. Most of the whisky that we taste is usually good, some not as good and some exceptional but the vast majority is good.
I have duplicated Jim Murray's scoring system below for some added weight to my point.
(Isn't nice that after 3 months we can talk about Jim and his scores without Revilo going off the deep end?)
Jim Murray Scoring System
0-50 Nothing short of absolutely diabolical.
51-64 Nasty & well worth avoiding.
65-69 Very unimpressive indeed.
70-74 Usually drinkable but don’t expect the earth to move.
75-79 Average & usually pleasant though sometimes flawed.
80-84 Good whisky worth trying.
85-89 Very good to excellent whiskies definitely worth buying.
94-97 Superstar whiskies that give us all a reason to live.
98-100 Better than anything I’ve ever tasted.