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Scoring System

Our System

  •   0 - 49 Unquestionably terrible!  Should be stored in industrial drums.
  • 50 - 69 Hillbilly moonshine.  May be drinkable when desperate.
  • 70 - 74 Drinkable but seriously flawed.
  • 75 - 79 Drinkable but somewhat flawed.
  • 80 - 84 Enjoyable, mostly unflawed, some character
  • 85 - 89 Delicious, unflawed, robust character
  • 90 - 94 Delicious, Exquisite, potent character
  • 95 - 99 Superstar Whisky
  • 100    “The best thing I ever put in my mouth!"

M Jackson’s Scoring System

  • 50's - These in all fairness were probably not meant to be bottled as a single malt. Lacking balance and character
  • 60's - Suggest enjoyable but unexceptional malt
  • 70's - Anything in 70’s especially beyond 75 is well worth tasting
  • 80's - Distinctive and exceptional
  • 90's - The truly great malts

Alternative Scoring System (Jim Murray)

  • 0 -50  Nothing short of absolutely diabolical.
  • 51-64 Nasty and well worth avoiding.
  • 65-69 Very unimpressive indeed.
  • 70-74 Usually drinkable but do not expect the earth to move.
  • 75-79 Average and usually pleasant though sometimes flawed.
  • 80-84 Good whisky worth trying.
  • 85-89 Very good to excellent whisky definitely worth buying.
  • 90-93 Brilliant.
  • 94-97 Superstar whisky that gives us all a reason to live.
  • 98-100 Better than anything I have ever tasted!