Grading Whiskies Out of 100 Doesn’t Work

Posted: September 7, 2018

Whether from luminaries such as Michael Jackson or Jim Murray, or your best pal’s blog, grading whiskies on a 100-point scale, usually to the nearest half-point, has long been the norm.

Not only does it provoke debate, but quantifying the taste of whisky via a numerical rating forces the taster to think carefully about the dramming experience. Also, and not least important, applying a score – and comparing that rating with fellow geeks and experts – is a lot of fun.

However, I think judging whiskies on a 100-to-the-nearest-half-point scale is the wrong way to go. What’s more, common sense and science are on my side…

Read the full article at the Whisky Lounge