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My name is Eli and my whisky journey began a few years ago. Mainly with American whiskey but as I learned more and more about world whiskies and single malts in particular I was hooked. So on this blog I plan on putting out my thoughts and personal ratings on various bottles of whisky and anything else relating to whisky. I hope you find this blog to be a helpful source and a good accompaniment to the already vast whisky forums/blogs on the internet. Fair warning some of my reviews may not be the most update in terms of latest releases but rather ones that I pull out of my own whisky cabinet.

About My Ratings

While whisky is very diverse I like to keep things simple when it comes to rating whisky. I use a simple amber+/- scale for color(a bit irrelevant) and light / med- / med / med+ / full for the body. Then the usual nosing and tasting, but none of that subjective descriptions. As far as grading I use a simple star rating system.

 – Colour Scale
Colour Scale

A-5                                           A                                        A+5

 – Grading Scale

\bigstar     God awful. Indescribably bad. Steer clear.
\bigstar \mathbf S     Still pretty bad. Avoid.
\bigstar\bigstar     Getting there but still flawed.
\bigstar\bigstar \mathbf S     Bit below average but not terrible.
\bigstar\bigstar\bigstar     Good albiet somewhat mediocre.
\bigstar\bigstar\bigstar \mathbf S     Above average. Worth a try.
\bigstar\bigstar\bigstar\bigstar     Very Good. Recommended.
\bigstar\bigstar\bigstar\bigstar \mathbf S     Excellent. Highly recommended.
\bigstar\bigstar\bigstar\bigstar\bigstar     Truly exceptional. Some of the world’s best whisky.
\bigstar\bigstar\bigstar\bigstar\bigstar \mathbf S     Legendary boarding on mythical.

 

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