I'm primarily interested in North American whiskies. So…
I'm primarily interested in North American whiskies. 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.