Scoring Guidelines

Scoring Guidelines

NO THANKS  0-49Will not drink.
DESPERATION  50-59Will drink in desperation if there is nothing else to drink.
OKAY  60-69Will drink again; it's an okay tipple.
GOOD  70-79Will enjoy drinking again; at the high end they are very good.
GREAT  80-89Will drink with great pleasure.
WOW  90-99Will savour every drop.
Cask Islay Cask Strength Sherry Edition

Cask Islay Cask Strength Sherry Edition, 59.9% abv

Slow to open, dry peat, distant sherry aromas, sweet oak caramel and toasted honey on the nose. Round soft mouthfeel. Honey, flowers, very light smoke, honey and bacon on the palate. Some sherry and sweet earthiness on a medium finish. Lacks balance.

Highland Park Harald

Highland Park Harald, 40% abv

Sweet rich floral peat dominates at the outset then hint of lemon, sherry, toffee, coffee, honey and roasted nuts on the nose. Soft yet lively mouthfeel. Coffee and toffee on a teeter totter honey glazed peat, tangy sweet spices and hint of lemon on the palate. Caramel, peat and coffee on a medium finish.

Amrut Naarangi

Amrut Naarangi, 50% abv

Fresh orange peel, dry citrus, flowers and warm butter on the nose. Round mouthfeel. Light orange sensation with a pleasant tang on the palate. Short sweet finish. Very SIMPLE.

Glenallachie 2006 15 Years Old

Glenallachie 2006 15 Years Old, 59.2% abv

Raisins, sherry incense, dark fruit, brown sugar, cassis, creamy red berries, rich plum pudding and dry spices on the nose. Tangy mouthfeel. Brown sugar, sherry, tangy then coffee notes emerge followed by thick spicy syrup on the palate. Tangy and rich notes on a medium finish.


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