Just like in 2016 and 2017 I will be awarding awards for the most Nerdy Whisky of 2018. Who will win these prestigious awards in 2018?

When awarding awards it is useful to know how the selection was made and based on which criteria. So in this blog I will give insight into the method I will use.

Being a Nerd I will make use of a Kepner&Tregoe Decision Analysis model. I am a trained facilitator in the KT methodology, so not using it would be lame.

Which whisky’s will I choose between?

  • All the whisky, whiskey, bourbon, rye, millet, wheat and blended whisky I bought / got in 2018.
  • All the whisky, whiskey, bourbon, rye, millet, wheat and blended whisky I bought / got in 2017, but did not open yet. These are:
    • Ardbeg, Corryvreckan

What do I award?

  • A First, Second and Third place mention on my blog.

How do I select who won?

  • I will draw up criteria and Weight-Factors
  • I will add these to a Kepner&Tregoe Decision Analysis document
  • I will give points to each whisky based on each criteria
  • I accept the outcome based on the criteria and Weight Factors

What are the criteria?

  1. How much did I learn due to this dram?
    • Score 0 when nothing,
    • Score 10 for the most educational,
    • Score of the rest relative to most educational.
  2. How much fun did I have while drinking it?
    • Score 0 when I took no pleasure at all,
    • Score 10 for the most pleasurable,
    • Score of the rest relative to most pleasurable.
  3. How much effort did the Distillery make to bribe me?
    • Score 0 for no effort at all,
    • Score 10 for the most effective bribe,
    • Score of 5 for any distillery that communicated with me in some manner.
  4. How did I like the dram?
    • Score 0 when I did not like the dram at all,
    • Score 10 for the dram I liked best,
    • Score of the rest relative to best liked.
  5. How did I like the outcome of the Decision Making based on the outcome of criteria 1 till 4.
    • If I agree on a mental level with who won based on criteria 1 till 4 then no points will be given to any of the drams.
    • If I do not agree on a mental level with who won based on criteria 1 till 4 then the needed point to make the one I like best mentally will be awarded point, until that dram wins, regardless of criteria 1 till 4.

WeighT Factors

The Weight Factors [WF] given to the criteria are:

  1. Learn : 10 x [WF]
  2. Fun : 5 x [WF]
  3. Bribe : 2x [WF]
  4. Like : 5 x [WF]
  5. Just kidding, I am not weighing this factor at all 😉

When will the Awards be presented?

As soon as 2018 comes to an end I will complete filling in the Kepner&Tregoe Decision Analysis document with the finals drams and points per criteria. The winners will be announced as soon as possible in 2019 or late 2018.

 

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