November 2009

Ardbeg 1993/2008 Cadenhead’s

November 9, 2009

This is a fantastic dram. Strong peat perfectly balanced with strong vanilla. almost no sweetness in here and only a little fruit. – Score: 93/100

Bowmore 1987/2008 Duncan Taylor

November 4, 2009

A very untypical sherried whisky. I don’t like this one very much. The strong mint notes and the bitterness turn me off. – Score: 74/100

How to Rate Whisky 3/3: Scoring

November 3, 2009

After having looked at the specifics of nosing and tasting whisky in the second part of this series, let’s now move on to the actual rating process which means applying a score to a whisky.

How to Rate Whisky 2/3: Nosing and Tasting

November 2, 2009

As explained in the first article, it does not make sense just to give a score to a whisky without further explanation. This is why you always should write down tasting notes when you want to rate a whisky.

How to Rate Whisky 1/3: The Philosophy

November 1, 2009

To make it short: Rating a whisky means giving it a score that indicates how well you like it. You can use 1 to 5 stars or a certain range of points or whatever. In the whisky world, a 100 point system is predominant which was adopted from wine rating by Michael Jackson.

Fun with Laphroaig: Irleand's Richest Scotch

November 1, 2009

I wonder if anybody noticed this banner on the Laphroaig website: Apart from the fact that it is entirely subjective how richly flavoured a whisky appears to the drinker, I had a good laugh when I read it for the second time. Here we learn that the Laffie is not only the richest Scotch in […]