Guide to How We Review Whiskies
Our whisky reviews take into account taste and price, with a heavy weight on taste over price.
In general, our rating system goes as follows:
10 - Manna from Heaven. Buy a bottle… and buy a spare!
9 - Near-perfect. Purchase for sure.
8 - Excellent. Remarkably above average. Purchase.
7 - Good whisky. Some distinguishing qualities that separate it from the herd.
6 - Interesting. Purchase if I’m drunk.
5 - Average. Not exceptional in a good way or a bad way. Would only order a dram of this at an understocked bar, and at a discount.
4 - Not for me.
3 - Why would you make this? :(.
I hope we’ll never have to venture down to a 1 or a 2.
Also - we almost-always write our reviews before we “do our research” and see what others think. This is to provide as unbiased of an opinion as possible!