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.
Arran 2008 12 Years Old, Private Cask, The Last Dance

Arran 2008 12 Years Old, Private Cask, The Last Dance, 56.3% abv

Sherry, red fruit, spices, Graham Cracker crust, cinnamon and almonds on the nose. Round lively mouthfeel. Rich floral and spice notes, tingling honey, vanilla, oak and bittersweet oranges on the palate. Honey, spices and dry flowers on a medium finish.

83
Bowmore 27 Years Old, The Vintner's Trilogy, Port Cask

Bowmore 27 Years Old, The Vintner's Trilogy, Port Cask, 48.3% abv

Brown sugar, dry caramel aromas and very mild spices on the nose. Essentially dry mouthfeel. Toasty, very dry sensation, gentle yet bittersweet tannins with dry port notes on the palate. Dry, light tannins with port undertones on a medium finish.

82
Bowmore 26 Years Old, Vintner's Trilogy, No. 2

Bowmore 26 Years Old, Vintner's Trilogy, No. 2, 48.7% abv

Lovely dry rich sherry, red fruit then subtle sweet grass aromas on the nose. Luscious spicy mouthfeel. Dry, rich, sweet earthiness, oaky, oranges, cocoa then spices with sherry undertones on the palate. Very rich, dry and fulsome medium long finish.

89
El Dorado Versailles Single Still 2006

El Dorado Versailles Single Still 2006, 40% abv

Soft, sweet. light tropical fruit, spices, molasses, cocoa, caramel and fudge on the nose. Sweet heavy mouthfeel. Toffee, vanilla, sweet oak notes, spices and a hint of minerality on the palate. Sweet salty medium finish.

78

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