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.
Glenfiddich 12 Years Old Special Reserve

Glenfiddich 12 Years Old Special Reserve, 40% abv

Fresh flowers, honey and vanilla on the nose. Pleasant floral honey mouthfeel. Thick, flowers, rich honey and mild oak on the palate. Honest, straightforward and well made. Medium short finish.

Tullibardine The Murray Marsala Cask Finish

Tullibardine The Murray Marsala Cask Finish, 46% abv

Dry, honey, nutty dustiness, fruit then a musty aroma on the nose. Tangy sweet dry mouthfeel. Minor edginess, citrus notes, white fruit, pears on the palate. Tangy musty finish.

Ardbeg Blaaack Committee Release

Ardbeg Blaaack Committee Release, 50.7% abv

Pineapple and peat dance together with a lemon looking on, on the nose. Fulsome peaty mouthfeel. Tropical fruit and peat take centre stage followed by a lovely sweet tar note on the palate. Lovely peaty fruit notes on a medium long finish.

Ardbeg Blaaack

Ardbeg Blaaack, 46% abv

Lemony tar aromas, rich oakum, citrus and a tropical fruit compote on the nose. Citrus and peat dominate the mouthfeel. Lovely fruit, salty seaside breezes, lemons then loads of peat on the palate. Rich, fruity solid medium finish.


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