My palate seems best suited to the styles of whiskies made…
My palate seems best suited to the styles of whiskies made in North America, so my cabinet is mostly filed with Canadian, Bourbon, American rye, and so forth. Although I have nothing against whiskies from elsewhere, as long as they are tasty. :)
My ratings are quite fluid. Until I've finished at least one bottle, I rate a whisky each time I have it and use a spreadsheet to calculate the average. Every once in a while I then transfer these ratings over to Connosr.
My score chart is a modified combination of the ones found at TheWhiskeyJug.com and Jim Murray's Whisky Bible:
98-100 ... Transcendent: The best I’ve ever tasted.
94-97 ... Amazing: I wouldn't mind owning a case.
90-93 ... Excellent: Could stand to bunker a few.
86-89 ... Great: A satisfying daily drinker. Will keep in stock.
80-85 ... Good: Might purchase now and then, not a must.
77-79 ... Not bad: Has some merit, but probably won't buy again.
74-76 ... Meh: Would drink again if nothing else was available.
70-73 ... Future dusty: Would only drink to be polite.
60-69 ... Bleh: Wouldn’t drink it under any circumstances.
0-59 ... No: Nothing short of absolutely diabolical.