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 - I will build a miniature shrine to this one. And make it a point to travel to the distillery and/or blender.

9 - Buy and buy a spare

8 - Purchase for sure

7 - Maybe purchase if I have shelf space

6 - Purchase if I’m drunk

5 - Would only order a dram of this at an understocked bar, and at a discount.

4 - Cleaning fluid

3 - Why would you make this

I hope we’ll never have to venture down to a 1 or a 2.