I wanted to keep the scoring as simple as possible while also doing something a bit different from other reviews. I’ll be scoring each dram in three categories: smell, taste & value for money.
The latter was important to me as I felt it wasn’t addressed enough in the literature I was reading myself. I always found it strange that a £40 whisky could be reviewed and scored alongside a £400 whisky with no consideration given to the cost.
It’s all about affordable whisky here though so I’ll be reviewing whisky that costs less than £100 a bottle and awarding points based on how well the quality of product justifies the cost.
That said, the most important aspect of any whisky is how it smells and tastes so with that in mind, I’ll award a maximum 20 points for smell, 20 points for taste and up to 10 points on value for money giving an overall score out of 50.
Each whisky I review will then be logged in the whiskyreviews.net ‘hit list’ to give an at-a-glance idea of how I’ve scored everything so far.
**note: as with any review, this is all based on my opinion and we all have one of those. Just because I like or dislike something doesn’t mean you’ll agree but I try to be as objective and unbiased as possible and hope that real quality will stand out regardless of personal taste.