I was looking for tasting notes on a particular bottle (https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/114131/port-charlotte-2002-whb) and there are ratings but no tasting notes. Is this becoming the trend? We give it a score but have nothing to say?
Take this whisky for example: https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/4128/dunglass-1967-mi . Notice that there are notes for the two low scores but nothing for the higher ones. At least you can understand why Mikey and I rated it low. I have no idea about the high scores. Did we get a contaminated bottle? Is there something else behind the rating of the others? At least you have some basis to evaluate what the two of us thought.
I have found that ratings don't mean much unless you know the person (personally) and how they rate. Otherwise you need to have some tasting notes (not sales pitch) to make some decisions for yourself.
I'd love to hear from everyone.