When you start tasting whisky you unavoidably encounter the moment when you think about scoring and scores. Do you score whiskies? How do you do it? Can you put scores on something as individual as taste? There are many rating systems I’ve encountered over the years, all of which have their pros and cons. I’ve seen systems using US school marks, some scales from 1-5, 1-20 and different variations of the 1-100 system. There are scores made up of individual sub-scores like Jim Murray does and then there’s those who don’t publish scores at all.
My response condensed into the 140 characters allowed in a tweet was:
@Girl_Whisky 1) distillery (if it’s a fave of mine that’s a plus) 2) flavour 3) price … 999) marketing and branding
Well, that was a very short response after all, so let me elaborate on a few points: Continue reading “How to choose which whiskies to buy?”